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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

GOVERNMENT 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

for 
Thursday January 8, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. JAN - 2 Z009 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman) and Norman Rolfe 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www . sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Ave, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

3(415)701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING I TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of November 6, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Revenue Panel Options (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

1 


6:00 


7. 


Taxi Rules/ Regulations (Discussion/Action) Chris Hayashi 

! 


7:00 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


7:30 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 081119.02: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board 
adopt the Revenue Panel recommendations. 

Motion 081119.03: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA study 
the potential revenues and expenses of a 0.5% payroll tax, 
dedicated to transit, offset by a free Muni zone in the downtown 
corridor. 

Motion 081119.04: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA more 
strictly enforce the 90-120 minute window for transfers, avoiding 
the issuance of transfers valid for longer than the intended period. 

Motion 081119.05: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
consider an increase in the Real Property Transfer Tax. 

Motion 081119.06: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 


7:35 



consider a Utility Users Tax, with an exemption for low income 
utility customers certified through the CARE program. 

Motion 081119.07: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
consider a parcel tax for transit, providing that such a tax is 
graduated based on a measure such as property value or square 
footage. 

Motion 081119.08: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 

consider a parking congestion impact fee in the downtown area, in 
the form of a surcharge for entering or exiting off-street parking 
facilities during times of peak congestion. 

Motion 081119.09: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
consider charging users of disabled placards for parking, but 
keeping the placards themselves free, and providing additional blue 
ADA spaces citywide to offset the impact to users of disabled 
placards. 

Motion 081119.10: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 

consider a general obligation bond for capital expenses associated 
with the revenue-enhanced version of the TEP and other agency 
projects and ongoing capital needs. 

Motion 081119.11: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA work 
with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to assess a new 
carbon-based car registration fee in San Francisco or the Bay Area 
to be collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and then 
dispensed by the Air District to support transit operations in the 
counties from which the fees were collected. 

Motion 081119.12: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board 
place at least one revenue measure on the ballot on or before the 
November 2010 election. 

Motion 081119.13: WHEREAS, The SFMTA and other city agencies aim to 
create beautiful streets, design safe bicycle access, provide world- 
class transit, and ensure public safety; 

WHEREAS, Curb cuts (driveways) are built to provide automobile 
access from a public street to a private garage or other parking 
area, and are currently regulated by the City; 

WHEREAS, Curb cuts reduce the space available for on-street 
parking, trees, transit shelters, furniture, illumination, and other 
amenities, which decrease the public benefit of the street; 

WHEREAS San Francisco has set goals to reduce automobile travel 
and ownership, in order to decrease pollution, congestion, noise, 
collisions, and greenhouse gas emissions, and to make streets more 
livable; 

WHEREAS, San Francisco needs to provide more housing, 
particularly low-income housing, but every new housing unit 
constructed in most neighborhoods requires the construction of an 
off-street parking space; 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA needs to identify new revenue sources, in 
order to meet voter-mandated service standards and compensate 





for cuts from state and federal funds; 

WHEREAS, On November 18, 2008, the SF Board of Supervisors 
approved a fee on /7<?wcurb cuts ($100 per year), but this does not 
apply to existing curb cuts; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
staff, in collaboration with the SFMTA Revenue Panel, Planning 
Department, Department of Public Works, and other city agencies, 
explore the feasibility of a curb cut fee to be levied annually upon 
the owners of property that maintain active driveway access to a 
public street and exclusive use of curb space, as compensation for 
the decreased public benefit of the street resulting from said 
driveway. In conjunction with this fee, staff should also examine 
the elimination of minimum parking requirements in the San 
Francisco Planning Code for new residential and other development, 
primarily in retrofitted spaces originally constructed as vehicle 
garages. 

Motion 081119.14: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board 
tie revenue measures to specific services and amenities the people 
of San Francisco will receive. 




10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 081119.15: WHEREAS, Carl Street neighbors have waited more 
than six years for track replacement on the N-Judah line; 

WHEREAS, Carl between Arguello Boulevard and the Sunset Tunnel 
is the narrowest residential street with rail in San Francisco; 

WHEREAS, The Bredas have caused excessive noise and vibration 
resulting in damage to homes along Carl Street; 

WHEREAS, $1.6 million in repairs have been made in this area in 
the past five years; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC again urges the SFMTA to 
expedite Carl Street track replacement and to utilize a direct 
fixation track method. 


7:45 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:50 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:55 


13. 


Adjournment 


8:00 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call: 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve 
Ferrario, Daniel Murphy, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver and Ruth Wheeler. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Dorris Vincent arrived at 5:35 
p.m., Mary Burns arrived at 5:40 p.m. and Griffith Humphrey arrived at 5:55 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento, Cesar Perez and Jamison Wieser. 

2. Adopt minutes of November 6, 2008: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of November 6, 2008: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and 

Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Anne McVee stated that passenger loading zones in front of hospitals should have curb cuts 
for wheelchair access. Chairman Murphy assigned the topic to the Engineering, 
Maintenance and Safety Committee. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy rxi^fSI^^I™- 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 

No report presented. 

5. Staff Report: (Discussion/Action) FEB - 9 2009 
The staff report was provided to the CAC. SAN fdamqioqo 

6. Revenue Panel Options: (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Sonali Bose, CFO/Director of Finance and Information Technology, presented the updated 
FY09 and FY10 operating budgets. Ms. Bose stated that the SFMTA is looking at a $40 
million deficit. While many of the CAC recommendations had low revenue potential, the 
Revenue Panel favored the following recommendations: 

a) An additional 0.5% to the payroll tax: Ms. Bose stated that while this proposal may 
generate $120 million in revenue, it would have a negative impact on business. 




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Thursday, January 8, 2009 

b) Add 1% to the utility users tax: Ms. Bose stated that currently utility taxes are not paid 
by residents. Adding 1% may translate to approximately $10 million in revenue. 

c) Add .10% to the Property Transfer Tax: Ms. Bose stated that adding .10% to property 
sales would generate $17 million in revenue. According to Proposition A, the SFMTA 
Board can put this initiative directly on the ballot. 

d) Charge a parking tax for all parking, including private parking lots that require no 
payment for parking: Ms. Bose stated that private parking lots would include those at 
shopping malls and grocery stores. 

Ms. Bose stated that any taxation initiative requires voter approval. 

e) Disabled Person Parking Placard (handicap placard) payment for parking: Ms. Bose 
stated that handicap placards are under the jurisdiction of the DMV. Therefore, this 
proposal would require a change to the State law. Statistics from sting operations 
against illegal placard users estimate one out of five placard users may not be 
legitimate. Griffith Humphrey stated that he receives a new handicap placard in the mail 
biannually, without having to reapply. Chairman Murphy stated that there are cities that 
charge handicap placard holders for parking. Space proximity is more desirable than 
paying for these spaces. He suggested closer parking spaces reserved for handicap 
placard holders with payment. 

Ms. Bose stated that the Revenue Panel is still considering curb cut and motor vehicle 
recommendations; however, due to the poor economy, all the revenue would go to the 
General Fund and not to transit. The SFMTA is seeking to resolve its structural deficit by 
increasing the cost of fast passes and fares, enforcement, and increasing revenue from 
advertising. 

Public Comment 

None 

7. Taxi Rules/ Regulations: (Discussion/Action) Chris Hayashi 

Chris Hayashi, Director of Taxi and Accessible Services, stated that the Board of Supervisors 
passed an ordinance that abolishes the Taxi Commission as of March 1, 2009 and brings the 
taxi industry under the jurisdiction of the SFMTA. Ms. Hayashi is integrating regulations in 
Article 16 of the Police Code and Taxicab Commission regulations into a single Motor Vehicle 
for Hire (MVFH) code that she is hoping to present to the SFMTA Board on February 3, 
2009. If adopted, the new regulations would become effective on March 5, 2009. 

Public Comment 

Mark Gruberg, a driver, medallion holder and permit holder of the Green Cab Company, 
stated that the United Taxicab Workers (UTW) has not completed vetting the regulations. 
Regulations govern the lives of people in the industry. Mr. Gruberg is perturbed that the 
recommendation for a Taxi Advisory Council has three drivers without medallions as 
opposed to seven representatives of cab companies and medallion holders, whose interests 
are closely aligned. 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, January 8, 2009 

John Haun, a driver, stated that he suffered a pinched nerve. When he returned to work 
with his doctor's note, he was charged a gate fee for the day he missed work. Mr. Haun 
hopes that the CAC would look at changes to protect drivers from similar situations. 

Anne McVee, a medallion holder and driver with Yellow Cab, expressed confidence that the 
CAC would be able to make decisions based on evidence and reason. She expressed 
concern about the process. Ms. McVee stated that a lot of incorrect information is put out. 
Decisions are based on spin and not on evidence, the custom of the trade, and accurate 
history. 

Martin Smith, Luxor Cab, stated that he agrees that one needs to have a continuous A Card 
but it should not be retroactive. There is expectation that people just need to get on the list 
for one year. It should be retroactive. It is unfair that if a medallion holder gets sick, the 
90 days has been cut to 60 days. With the economy as it is, locating spare parts can take 
as long as seven weeks; exceptions to the 30-day rule should be made if more time is 
needed. Regarding the Accessible Eligibility Requirement, we should get rid of the driving 
requirement for medallion holders. This would open up jobs for more people. Regarding 
corporate permits, Luxor reinvested money received from gate fees into the business. They 
are 60% "green." If they had fleet medallions, they would have hybrids, better dispatch, 
etc. Taxi stands are desperately needed. Drivers get cited when waiting in loading or bus 
zones. 

Dave Borlows stated that Public Convenience and Necessity (PCN) decisions vary from year 
to year and can be capricious. The criteria used are not reliable. PCN decisions should 
remain appealable to the Board of Appeals. 

Barry Korengold, taxi driver, stated that no changes should be made during the transition 
without discussion with the Taxi Advisory Committee. He objects to how the Taxi 
Commission was merged with the SFMTA. He recently received his medallion while turning 
down other career opportunities. Now that all the rules are changing, he wonders if it was 
worth it. Should he became sick and fail to meet the required drive time, he could lose his 
medallion. 

Tariq Mamoud, taxi driver, stated that he represents Yellow Cab drivers. There are a lot of 
complex issues that can take months to resolve. There are things wrong with the draft 
MVFH regulations. He stated that he would like to see everything, including the rules and 
regulations as they stand, transferred to the SFMTA first. Improvements, additions and 
deletions should be done later. Drivers were tired of nothing being solved. UTW does not 
represent taxi drivers. 

Michael Spain, taxi owner and member of the Medallion Holders Association stated that Mr. 
Mamoud represents a large group of drivers including immigrant drivers. There are rules, 
as well as Article 16 of the Police Code, that were passed by the Board of Supervisors. 
Amending these rules would be bypassing ordinances established by the Board of 
Supervisors. He added that some of the rules were negotiated with the Taxi Commission. 
He recommends adopting the current rules and regulations and letting the Agency work 
them out later. 



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Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, January 8, 2009 

Carl Macmurdo, medallion holder, stated that a Taxi Advisory Council would have no 
authority, but could work with Ms. Hayashi, hear issues and make recommendations. A 
Council could take an in-depth look at proposed regulations and changes. The time 
requirement is currently being reviewed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He felt that it 
is inappropriate that passage of controversial new regulations should be recommended 
while they are under litigation. 

Bud Hazelkorn, United Taxicab Workers, stated that the UTW is constantly attacked. UTW 
is the only taxi drivers organization that established the gate cap and brought suit against 
cab companies that violated the law over gate fees. UTW has been working with the CPUC 
and the Taxi Detail to fight against illegal limos. UTW fought against the security deposit 
imposed on drivers to keep their jobs. 

Bruce Oka stated that the original intention of the SFMTA Board of Directors and Mr. Ford 
was to form a Taxi Advisory Council to deal with taxi issues on a long-term basis. It would 
be in the best interest of the taxi industry and its members. 

Steve Ferrario stated that one of the recommendations made by the SFMTA Taxi Advisory 
Group (TAG) was that no changes be made to the regulations during the transition. 
Regarding the number of members serving on the Taxicab Advisory Council, the 
recommendation was a compromise in order to please and represent everyone. The interim 
TAG envisioned forming a Taxi Advisory Council to work on issues and day-to-day items. 
Mr. Ferrario agrees that establishing taxi street stands is a good idea. Mr. Ferrario suggests 
that the CAC not move on anything now. 

Dorris Vincent asked if there were any unions for taxi drivers. Martin Smith said no. He 
stated that 99% of the drivers are independent contractors. 

Dan Weaver stated that the old rules should stay in place, but after the transition the 
SFMTA should form a Taxi Advisory Council to work on issues as they arise. 

Chairman Murphy stated that the SFMTA CAC has a chartered responsibility to advise the 
Agency on issues that, as of March 1, 2009, will include taxicabs. Currently there are 
specialized committees, such as the Muni Accessibility Advisory Council. Occasionally the 
CAC may collaborate with these bodies on transportation issues. Mr. Murphy sees a similar 
role for the CAC, where another committee would handle taxi issues and the CAC would 
address matters that have a broader impact on transportation. 

Ms. Hayashi stated that if the SFMTA did not adopt new regulations, all permit decisions 
would come before the Board of Directors. Steve Ferrario stated that the Taxi Advisory 
Group acknowledged the temporary problem, but it would still be better to leave the 
existing Police Code and taxi regulations as they stand. 

Dan Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, to the extent possible, the Draft SFMTA Motor 
Vehicle for Hire Regulations be confined to the orderly transition of Police Code and 
Taxicab Commission Regulations into the Transportation Code, and to the extent 
possible and allowable under state law, refrain from adopting new substantive policy 
until the SFMTA Board takes over governance of the taxicab industry on March 1, 2009. 

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt changes that allow individual 
permit issues to be heard by hearing officers upon the March 1, 2009 transition. 

The SFMTA CAC recommends the formation of a Taxicab Advisory Council to advise the 
SFMTA on taxicab issues. Per its duties under the Charter to advise the SFMTA Board, 
the SFMTA CAC would hear taxicab issues that impact overall transportation issues of 
the city, but the scope of the Taxicab Advisory Council and the SFMTA CAC should not 
be mutually exclusive. 

On the motion regarding a Taxicab Advisory Council: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and 

Wheeler 

(Cimento, Perez, Riessen and Wieser - Absent) 

8. Committee Reports: 

None. 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee: (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 081119.02: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the 
Revenue Panel recommendations. 

Norm Rolfe moved to table Motion 081119.02 for further discussion. 

On motion to table Motion 081119.02 for further discussion: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser). 

Motion 081119.03: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA study the potential 
revenues and expenses of an additional 0.5% payroll tax, dedicated to transit, offset by 
a free Muni zone in the downtown corridor. 

Norm Rolfe moved to amend the recommendation to delete the language "offset by a free 
Muni zone in the downtown corridor." Without objection the recommendation was 
amended to read as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA study the potential revenues and 
expenses of an additional 0.5% payroll tax, dedicated to transit. 

On motion to adopt Motion 081119.03 as amended: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.04: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA more strictly enforce 
the 90-120 minute window for transfers, avoiding the issuance of transfers valid for 
longer than the intended period. 

Mary Burns moved to delete the language "more strictly enforce the 90-120 minute window 
for transfers, avoiding the issuance of transfers valid for longer than the intended period." 

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 

Ms. Burns moved to add the language "improve operator training to ensure the time limits 
of transfers do not exceed the 90-120 minute window." Without objection the 
recommendation was amended to read as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA improve operator training to ensure the 
time limits of transfers do not exceed the 90-120 minute window. 

On the motion to adopt Motion 081119.04 amended: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.05: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA consider an increase in 
the Real Property Transfer Tax. 

On motion to adopt Motion 081119.05: The motion failed adoption. 
Ayes - Drennen, Humphrey, Weaver and Wheeler 
Nayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe and Vincent 
(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.06: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA consider a Utility Users 
Tax, with an exemption for low income utility customers certified through the CARE 
program. 

On motion to adopt Motion 081119.06: The motion failed adoption. 
Ayes - Drennen, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe and Wheeler 
Nayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 
(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.07: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA consider a parcel tax 
for transit, providing that such a tax is graduated based on a measure such as property 
value or square footage. 

Norm Rolfe moved to table Motion 081119.07 until further discussion with the City Attorney. 

On the motion to table Motion 08119.07: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.08: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA consider a parking 
congestion impact fee in the downtown area, in the form of a surcharge for entering or 
exiting off-street parking facilities during times of peak congestion. 

On motion to adopt Motion 081119.08: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.09: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA consider charging 
users of Disabled Person Parking Placards for parking at meters and providing additional 



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Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, January 8, 2009 

blue ADA spaces citywide to offset the impact to users of Disabled Person Parking 
Placards. 

Griffith Humphrey moved to add the language "The SFMTA CAC also recommends that the 
SFMTA seek such changes in the law that Disabled Person Parking Placard holders reapply 
periodically for their permits." Without objection the recommendation was amended to read 
as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA consider charging users of Disabled 
Person Parking Placards for parking at meters and providing additional blue ADA spaces 
citywide to offset the impact to users of Disabled Person Parking Placards. The SFMTA 
CAC also recommends that the SFMTA seek such changes in the law that Disabled 
Person Parking Placard holders reapply periodically for their permits. 

On motion to adopt Motion 081119.09 as amended: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.10: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA consider a general 
obligation bond for capital expenses associated with the revenue-enhanced version of 
the TEP and other agency projects and ongoing capital needs. 

On motion to adopt Motion 081119.10: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.11: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA work with the Bay 
Area Air Quality Management District to assess a new carbon-based car registration fee 
in San Francisco or the Bay Area to be collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles, 
and then dispensed by the Air District to support transit operations in the counties from 
which the fees were collected. 

On the motion to adopt Motion 081119.11: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and 

Wheeler 

Nay - Ferrario 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.12: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board place at least 
one revenue measure on the ballot on or before the November 2010 election. 

On the motion to adopt Motion 081119.12: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 



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Motion 081119.13: WHEREAS, The SFMTA and other City agencies aim to create 
beautiful streets, design safe bicycle access, provide world-class transit, and ensure 
public safety; 

WHEREAS, Curb cuts (driveways) are built to provide automobile access from a public 
street to a private garage or other parking area, and are currently regulated by the City; 

WHEREAS, Curb cuts reduce the space available for on-street parking, trees, transit 
shelters, furniture, illumination, and other amenities, which decrease the public benefit 
of the street; 

WHEREAS, San Francisco has set goals to reduce automobile travel and ownership, in 
order to decrease pollution, congestion, noise, collisions, and greenhouse gas emissions, 
and to make streets more livable; 

WHEREAS, San Francisco needs to provide more housing, particularly low-income 
housing, but every new housing unit constructed in most neighborhoods requires the 
construction of an off-street parking space; 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA needs to identify new revenue sources, in order to meet voter- 
mandated service standards and compensate for cuts from state and federal funds; 

WHEREAS, On November 18, 2008, the SF Board of Supervisors approved a fee on new 
curb cuts, but this does not apply to existing curb cuts; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA staff, in collaboration 
with the SFMTA Revenue Panel, Planning Department, Department of Public Works, and 
other city agencies, explore the feasibility of a curb cut fee to be levied annually upon 
the owners of property that maintain active driveway access to a public street and 
exclusive use of curb space, as compensation for the decreased public benefit of the 
street resulting from said driveway. The fee could vary based on the number of parking 
spaces accessed by said curb cut. In conjunction with this fee, staff should also 
examine the elimination of minimum parking requirements in the San Francisco Planning 
Code for new residential and other development, primarily in retrofitted spaces originally 
constructed as vehicle garages. 

On motion to adopt Motion 081119.13: Adopted: 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

Motion 081119.14: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board specify services 
and amenities the people of San Francisco will receive. 

Mary Burns moved to add the language "present revenue measures in the context of." 
Without object the recommendation was amended to read as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board present revenue measures in the 
context of specific services and amenities the people of San Francisco will receive. 



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On motion to adopt Motion 081119.14 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee: (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 081119.15: WHEREAS, Carl Street neighbors have waited more than six years for 
track replacement on the N-Judah line; 

WHEREAS, Carl between Arguello Boulevard and the Sunset Tunnel is the narrowest 
residential street with rail in San Francisco; 

WHEREAS, The Bredas have caused excessive noise and vibration resulting in damage to 
homes along Carl Street; 

WHEREAS, $1.6 million in track repairs have been made in this area in the past five 
years; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC again urges the SFMTA to expedite Carl Street track 
replacement and to utilize a direct fixation track method. 

On the motion to adopt Motion 081119.15: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wheeler 

(Absent - Cimento, Perez and Wieser) 

11. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Joan Downey requested information regarding the timeline for the Carl and Cole track. 
Dan Weaver asked when the SFMTA Alerts would be reinstated. 

12. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: February 5, 2009 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074, at 5:30 p.m. 

13. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 9:24 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday February 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman) and Norman Rolfe 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Ave, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 

The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 

■ 02-02-09P03:29 RCVD 



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GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

FEB - 2 2009 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING * TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of January 8, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


FY09/FY10 Budget review (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


5:55 


7. 

1 


FY09 Ql Service Standards Report (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 


6:15 


8. 


E-Alert Update (Discussion/Action) Murray Bond 


6:35 


9. 


Communications Plan Update (Discussion/Action) Murray Bond 


6:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


10. 


Committee Reports 


7:15 


11. 


Council Members 7 Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, February 5, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. GOVERNMENT 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 307©OCUMENTS DEFT 
San Francisco, California 

MAR 1 3 2009 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 5/^ FRANCISCO 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. PI JRi ip i idda 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Steve Ferrario, Griffith 
Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and 
Ruth Wheeler 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Greg Riessen arrived at 5:35 
p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen and Jamison 
Wieser 

Chairman Murphy acknowledged the presence of Tom Nolan, Chairman, and Bruce Oka, 
Director, SFMTA Board of Directors. Mr. Nolan commended the CAC for its work. He stated 
that the $26 million from Proposition A is nearly exhausted. Chairman Murphy stated that 
the CAC wants the Board of Directors to scrutinize services provided to the Agency through 
work orders with City departments. Chairman Murphy stated that the CAC wants the Board 
of Directors to place an initiative on the ballot by November 2010. 

2. Adopt minutes of January 8, 2009 

On motion to adopt the minutes of January 8, 2009: Adopted 

Ayes-Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and 

Wheeler 

(Absent-Cimento, Downey, Drennen and Wieser) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda 

Martin Smith, Luxor Cab, stated that each large cab company should get 15 to 20 fleet 
medallions to bolster taxi service to outer areas of the city. He suggested that the SFMTA 
brainstorm with the cab companies for revenue ideas. 

Carl Macmurdo, Medallion Holders Association, stated that there will be problems if the 
responsibility for medallion sales were transferred to the City. The Taxi Commission's 
interpretation requiring medallion holders to drive is being litigated. 

Diane Ehrlich, Lake Merced Hill, stated that the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) decision 
to delete the 18-46 th Avenue and the 88-BART Shuttle lines will leave the community 



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without service to Stonestown, West Portal, and other areas. Long walks to and from stops 
are difficult for seniors, disabled persons and others. 

Victoria Isyanova stated that removing bus service to her neighborhood would make 
transportation difficult for students. 

Steve Heide, Merced Extension Triangle Neighborhood Association (METNA), stated that he 
obtained an overwhelming response in favor of the 54-Felton reroute to the BART station. 
Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to the PMC. 

Marc Christensen, METNA, stated they would like to see the 54-Felton line matter resolved. 
The community wants a stop at Arch and Alemany for the 28-19 th Avenue Limited. 
Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to the PMC. 

Mr. Christensen stated that the Lake Merced community is in favor of the 17-Park Merced 
service to Daly City BART, replacing the 18-19 th Avenue line along John Muir Drive. The 
problem with service along Lake Merced Boulevard is that many patrons must walk a half 
mile to the 17-Park Merced stop. Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to the PMC. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that Tom Nolan is serving as Chairman of the SFMTA Board of 
Directors, and James McCray is serving as Vice Chairman. 

Chairman Murphy reviewed information from the Sunshine Ordinance Article II: Public 
Access to Meetings, with the CAC with regard to conducting business discussions in view of 
the public. 

Chairman Murphy appointed Ms. Vincent to serve as a member on the PMC and Ms. 
Wheeler to serve as a member on the EMSC. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 
The staff report was provided. 

6. FY09/FY10 Budget review (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, CFO/Director, Finance and Information Technology, presented the FY09/FY10 
budget. This is the first two-year budget. The $40 million shortfall for FY09 is due to 
funding reductions from the State and the General Fund, as well as a drop in citation 
revenue. San Francisco General Hospital wants compensation for services it provides. 

Ms. Bose stated that cuts in expenditures and a freeze on 465 jobs are being offset by 
overtime payments for service delivery and special events. Work order payments to other 
City departments are increasing by $12.9 million. Ms. Bose stated that an additional $4.5 
million must be paid to the State's courthouse construction fund. The Taxi Commission 
budget will be incorporated into the SFMTA budget. 

Ms. Bose stated that a $58.5 million deficit is projected for FY10. 

7. FY09 Ql Service Standards Report (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 

Travis Fox, Manager, Performance Monitoring and Customer Services, presented the FY09 
Ql Service Standard report. Mr. Fox stated that the passenger service reporting is being 

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expanded to include complaints such as NextMuni problems. Chairman Murphy asked about 
the Service Standards Report as a management tool. Mr. Fox stated that Ken McDonald, 
Chief Operating Officer/Director, Service Operations, uses the data. 

8. E-Alert Update (Discussion/Action) Murray Bond 

Murray Bond, Deputy Director, External Affairs, stated that E-Alert is on hiatus due to 
budget cuts. 

Dan Weaver moved the following recommendation: 

MOTION: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA continue the E-Alert program as 
soon as possible, given its low cost and high utility to passengers. 

On motion to continue the E-Alert program: Adopted 

Ayes-Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and 

Wheeler 

(Absent-Cimento, Downey, Drennen and Wieser) 

9. Communications Plan Update (Discussion/Action) Murray Bond 

Murray Bond, Deputy Director, External Affairs, presented the Communications Plan. Mr. 
Bond stated that the Marketing division bartered with promoters of events and festivals for 
advertisement publicizing Muni as the mode of transportation. The SFMTA publicized the 
"Stop-Look-Listen" campaign through commercials on television, radio, and the SFGate Web 
Site. The Bike Campaign promoted safety at night and respect for the rights of all. A 
campaign was launched to promote safety for parking control officers and fare inspectors. 
Staff supplemented announcements for the Central Subway and track work with community 
meetings for public comment and questions. 

10. Committee Reports: 

Dan Weaver stated that there will be an EMSC meeting and tour at 4:00 p.m. on February 
25, 2009, at the Green Division. 

11. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Mary Burns stated that three to four times a day, the St. Francis intersection is blocked by 
an M-Oceanview train followed by a K-Ingleside train. Ms. Burns would like to discuss the 
policy when more than one train crosses an intersection. Chairman Murphy assigned the 
matter to the EMSC. 

Norm Rolfe asked about the signal timing system plans at St. Francis Circle. Chairman 
Murphy assigned the matter to the EMSC. 

Dan Weaver asked about cleaning standards for CBS Outdoors. 

12. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: March 5, 2009 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

13. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 p.m. 

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Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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m ,» ■ k. *■ a* a GOVERNMENT 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

for 

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. m/\r _ 2 2009 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCI9PO 

Members: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




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AN FRANCISCO 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of February 5, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Lifeline Pass (Discussion/Action) Jason Lee 


6:15 


7. 


Taxi Medallion System (Discussion/Action) Christiane Hayashi 


6:35 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 090223.02: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
consider issuing one-day temporary/visitor parking permits in RPP areas 
that do not require a purchaser to go to the Customer Service Center for 
each permit nor require the license number at the time of purchase. 


7:05 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 


7:10 


10. 


Committee Reports 


7:15 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 



13. I Adjournm ent 



7:30 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m. 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

MAY 2 1 2009 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve 
Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, 
Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Mary Burns, Art Cimento and Cesar Perez. 

2. Adopt minutes of February 5, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of February 5, 2009: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver, 

Wheeler and Wieser 

(Absent - Burns, Cimento and Perez) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Diane Ehrlich, Lake Merced Hill, asked if there had been any updates regarding the 18-46 th 
Avenue line. Chairman Murphy stated that the Planning and Marketing Committee will have 
a Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) discussion on March 19, 2009. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that he wanted to discuss interdepartmental work orders and the 
consolidation of functions between the SFMTA and the San Francisco County Transportation 
Authority at the March Finance and Administration Committee meeting. Sonali Bose, 
CFO/Director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that the budget deficit FY10 is 
$128 million. The SFMTA Board of Directors will be discussing the FY10 budget, which is 
due to be submitted to the Board of Supervisors on May 1, 2009. 

Public Comment 

Jane Bolig asked if the taxi budget would be siphoned and the taxi industry ties in with the 
budget situation. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 
The staff report was presented. 




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Norman Rolfe requested information about the decision not to renew the management 
agreement for the Polk/Bush garage. Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to the Finance 
and Administration Committee. 

Emily Drennen requested information about policies of other cities regarding strollers on 
transit. Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to Engineering, Maintenance and Safety 
Committee. 

6. Lifeline Pass (Discussion/Action) Jason Lee 

Jason Lee, Manager, Fare Systems Development, stated that the SFMTA pays $250,000 
annually to the Human Services Agency (HSA) to administer the Lifeline Pass program. The 
SFMTA Customer Service Center sells 3500 Lifeline Passes per month, plus HSA purchases 
another 3000 for distribution. Growth in sales has resulted in an annual revenue loss, 
estimated at $3,500,000. Joan Downey suggested that rather than paying for 
administration costs, the SFMTA should give the passes to the HSA. Steve Ferrario stated 
that the expense of producing a different fare instrument could be saved by selling regular 
adult passes at a discount. 

7. Taxi Medallion System (Discussion/Action) Christiane Hayashi 

Christiane Hayashi, Director, Taxi and Accessible Services, stated that a medallion is a 
permit issued to an individual to operate a particular vehicle. In 1990 Proposition K 
imposed an annual 800 hour driving quota. Medallion holders lease their vehicles to 
businesses and drivers. Drivers keep fares and tips, minus the cost of gas. Jane Bolig, 
Desoto Cab, stated that companies own cabs and medallion holders own permits to drive 
them. A common arrangement is that a medallion holder pays a monthly lease fee for the 
car, also known as a gate fee, but the medallion holder also gets a monthly lease payout 
from the cab company. 

Ms. Hayashi stated that Mayor Gavin Newsom is interested in channeling all calls for taxi 
service through a single telephone number for a centralized dispatch arrangement to 
improve service. Callers can specify a cab company. 

Steve Ferrario asked about transferring or selling medallions. Ms. Hayashi stated that 
Proposition K dealt with medallion transferability. When a medallion becomes available, the 
next person on the waiting list must meet certain requirements and pay the $1200 fee. A 
town hall meeting is scheduled for May 5, 2009 at 1 South Van Ness to review medallion 
regulations, and look at the possibility of making changes. 

Greg Riessen departed at 7:47 pm 

Chairman Murphy asked about peak-time medallions. Ms. Bolig stated that she had 
concerns about a system that could satisfy peaks without imposing a hardship on drivers. 

Public Comment 

Bud Hazelkorn stated that medallions are a source of retirement income. A 
retirement/pension plan needs to be established in order to free up medallions. CAC 
Councilman Dorris Vincent recalled that taxi drivers had a pension fund through their union. 
Jane Bolig stated that the union has a dwindling membership. 

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Griffith Humphrey and Emily Drennen departed at 8:10 pm 

Mark Gruberg stated that it's hard earning a living. Issuing more medallions would make it 
difficult. He would like to see more taxis, but without imposing hardships on drivers. 

Jane Bolig stated that she would like to see the SFMTA look at the array of service needs 
provided by taxis, such as, Para transit service, low income, and servicing hotels and remote 
areas. 

8. Committee Reports: 

None. 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 090223.02: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA consider selling 
one-day temporary/visitor parking permits in Residential Parking Permit areas that do 
not require a purchaser to go to the Customer Service Center for each permit nor 
require the license number at the time of purchase. The SFMTA CAC further 
recommends that sales be limited to residents of the RPP zones for which the permit is 
purchased. 

On motion 090223.02: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

(Absent - Burns, Cimento, Drennen, Humphrey, Perez and Riessen) 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

No recommendations 

11. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

12. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: April 2, 2009 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

• Daniel Weaver stated that the Quarterly Reports are vague on project information. 
Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to the Engineering, Maintenance and Safety 
Committee. 

13. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:38 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

GOVERNMENT 

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

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San Francisco, California PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of March 5, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Transit Effectiveness Project (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Recommendations from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 


7:05 


8. 


Committee Reports (Discussion) 


7:15 


9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


10. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:30 




City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




I 



FRANCISCO 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of March 5, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:45 


Staff -Initiated Items 


6. 


Transit Effectiveness Project (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Recommendations from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 


7:05 


8. 


Committee Reports (Discussion) 


7:15 


9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


10. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st floor lobby, 
take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

The Prohibition of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the 
meeting. Please be advised that the chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. These 
devices when set on "vibrate" do cause recording interference so we request that they be turned off. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Persons unable to attend the public meeting may submit written comments, by the time the proceeding begins, 
regarding calendar items. These comments will be brought to the attention of the person or persons conducting the 
public meeting, and will be made part of the official public record. Please contact Debra Reed by mail, 1 So. Van Ness 
Avenue, 7 th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417, by phone at 415-701-4666, by fax at 415-701-4502, or by e-mail at 
Debra.Reed@sfmta.com . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554- 
7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv(a>sfqov.ora . Individuals may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by 
contacting Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st floor lobby, 
take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

The Prohibition of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the 
meeting. Please be advised that the chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. These 
devices when set on "vibrate" do cause recording interference so we request that they be turned off. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Persons unable to attend the public meeting may submit written comments, by the time the proceeding begins, 
regarding calendar items. These comments will be brought to the attention of the person or persons conducting the 
public meeting, and will be made part of the official public record. Please contact Debra Reed by mail, 1 So. Van Ness 
Avenue, 7 th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417, by phone at 415-701-4666, by fax at 415-701-4502, or by e-mail at 
Debra.Reed@sfmta.com . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554- 
7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@sfgov.org . Individuals may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by 
contacting Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. GOVERNMENT 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 DOCUMENTS DEPT 
San Francisco, California 

MAY 2 1 2009 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call SAN FRANCISCO 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:50 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe and Daniel Weaver. 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Dorris 
Vincent, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser. 

2. Adopt minutes of March 5, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of March 5, 2009: Adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe and Weaver 

(Absent - Drennen, Ferrario, Perez, Vincent, Wheeler and Wieser) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Carl Macmurdo, Medallion Holders Association, stated that the Taxi Commission's resolution 
requiring people to drive discriminates against disabled people. A policy should be 
established that driving would become optional, once a person can substantiate 20 years of 
service. Regarding the sale of medallions, Mr. Macmurdo stated that a pool of people with 
taxi licenses equally bidding for medallions would be a revenue source. Selling transfer 
rights to existing medallion holders could be another revenue source. 

Jane Bolig, Desoto Cab, invited the CAC to the Taxi town hall meetings listed on the SFMTA 
website. Ms. Bolig stated that the Board of Directors will be reviewing the taxi rules in May 
2009. Chairman Murphy stated that the CAC will plan a special meeting to review the taxi 
rules. 

Marc Christensen, Merced Extension Triangle Neighborhood Association (METNA), thanked 
the CAC for the 2007 report on the 54-Felton line. 

Steve Heide, METNA, stated that 54-Felton patrons have fought 20 years for transit service. 
It is upsetting to read newspaper reports that the SFMTA lost $500,000 on the Culture Bus 
and that the SFMTA wastes payments on work orders. 

Glenn Hatakeyama, METNA, stated that when sewers were being replaced along St. Charles, 
the SFMTA was not willing to rerouting the 36-Teresita. Julie Kirschbaum stated that 




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rerouting the bus would result in unreliable service and increased travel time. Dan Murphy 
assigned the matter to the PMC. 

David Pilpel stated that item 7 of the April 2, 2009 agenda was out of compliance with the 
Sunshine Ordinance and the Brown Act because the description was insufficient. He also 
stated that the Board of Directors' agenda should include standard text stating whether or 
not the Board's agenda items had been reviewed by the CAC. He stated that service 
reductions should be continued to another meeting. Chairman Murphy stated that item 7 
will be continued. Chairman Murphy also stated that the service reductions will be reviewed 
by the PMC. Chairman Murphy will speak with the Board Secretary about Mr. Pilpel's 
recommendation. 

Michael Spain stated that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will review the 
transfer of medallions. An on-going medallion auction could be an income stream for San 
Francisco. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that there will be a special CAC meeting on April 20, 2009, to 
discuss budget items. The Board of Directors will hold a budget hearing on April 21, 2009, 
followed by a meeting on April 30 th for discussion and action. On April 7, 2009, the Board 
will hold a hearing regarding a fiscal emergency declaration. 

5. Staff Report 

The staff report was provided. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that the blockade incident in February 2009 at the Woods Facility 
resulted in a 30-day suspension for the employee. 

6. Transit Effectiveness Project: Julie Kirschbaum 

Julie Kirschbaum, Transit Effectiveness Project Program Manager, stated that the SFMTA 
anticipates attracting 70,000 new riders once the TEP is fully implemented, which would 
improve air quality and traffic congestion. As transit-first modes grow, the operating budget 
would increase by 20%. Front-line managers and street inspectors will be provided with 
tools and training to improve communication with operators, manage service disruptions 
and improve system reliability. Capital investments would include way-finding, travel time 
improvements, bus-bulbs and transit dedicated lanes. Money from the economic stimulus 
will be directed to vehicle overhaul programs. 

The FY10 $128.9 million deficit will pose challenges for the TEP. Reductions in funding for 
materials, contracts and equipment will result in buses out of service for maintenance. 
There will be a hiring freeze for front-line management, mechanics, inspectors and parking 
control officers. Vehicle breakdowns and missed runs will increase due to reduced overtime. 
Reducing travel time involves capital funding. The SFMTA is continuing to apply for capital 
grants as well as using Proposition K resources. 

Maps and information about service reductions are posted at SFMTA.com. 

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Bruce Oka stated that while budget cuts are not palatable, he will not support cuts to 
maintenance. 

Joan Downey suggested taxi fare discounts for fast pass holders to make up for eliminated 
owl services. 

Public Comment 

Diane Ehrlich, Lake Merced Hill Condominium Board, stated that losing the 18-46 th Avenue 
line would leave the neighborhood without transit. She suggested that the SFMTA make 
service arrangements with Samtrans and that senior and disabled residents be compensated 
with taxi-scrip rides to BART and Stonestown. Mark Christensen stated that bus lines could 
be rerouted to replace lost service. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that she will follow up on 
suggestions. 

Marc Christensen, Merced Extension Triangle Neighborhood Association (METNA), stated 
that a stop should be placed at Arch and Alemany for the 28-19 th Avenue Limited line. 

David Pilpel asked if the TEP recommendations overlapped with budget cuts. Ms. 
Kirschbaum stated they were different. Mr. Pilpel stated that the final October 2008 TEP 
report for reduced service summarized route changes, but it did not show other operational 
recommendations. Mr. Pilpel stated that a report of stop changes with reduced travel time 
data should be provided to the CAC. 

Jane Bolig, DeSoto Cab, stated that the debit card offered potential for taxis to supplement 
Muni service. 

Konstantin Koslove stated that during rush hours, drivers should allow backdoor boarding to 
reduce dwell time. NextBus is a great feature. 

7. Recommendations from a CAC Committee 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

This item was continued. 

8. Committee Reports: 

Dan Weaver announced that the EMSC is trading meeting dates with the FAC. 

9. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: 

• Joan Downey asked about implementation date for Translink. 

• Ms. Downey stated that the damaged bollards on Cole Street should be replaced. 

• Ms. Downey stated that community members met with Police Sergeant Nilan 
regarding the vagrancy problem in the Richard Gamble Memorial Park. The police 
are regularly patrolling the park. Neighbors commend the SFMTA gardeners. 

• Norman Rolfe asked about the time allotment for public comment. Chairman 
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• Mary Burns asked about the status of the taxi advisory body. Chairman Murphy 
stated the SFMTA CAC is the acting advisory body; however, the CAC adopted a 
recommendation for the formation of a taxi advisory body. 

10. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

A special CAC meeting has been scheduled for April 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. to review the 
SFMTA FY10 budget. 

11. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 04 . 17 . 09A08:59 RCVD 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

GOVERNMENT 

Notice of a Special Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

for 
Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. APR 1 7 2009 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris 

Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at 
www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 

The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

©(415)701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



SAN FRANCISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING 4 TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Special Meeting 

Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of April 2, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


SFMTA Proposed Operating Budget Amendment for FY10 

(Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


6. 


Recommendations from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion: 090331.01 

The SFMTA CAC, in light of the seriousness of the SFMTA's fiscal situation, 
urges the SFMTA Board of Directors to reconsider their rejection of the $3 
courthouse surcharge on citations. 

The SFMTA CAC additionally recommends that the SFMTA adopt a policy to 
work out an arrangement with the Department of Public Works to restore 
street cleaning operations to previous levels. 

Motion: 090331.02 

WHEREAS, The proposed shift of expenses traditionally associated with 
other city departments into the SFMTA budget violates the well-understood 
intent of Propositions E (November 1999) and A (November 2007); 

WHEREAS, The shift of expenses, via new or expanded work orders, into 
the SFMTA budget significantly hampers the agency's core mission, its 
ability to carry out the city's Transit First Policy, as well as its ability to 
implement the Transit Effectiveness Project; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that all work orders to other 
departments be held to their Fiscal Year 2006 levels or be zeroed out 


7:20 



completely. 

Motion: 090331.03 

WHEREAS, The San Francisco Police Department failed to deliver the 
services, including the Bus Inspection Program, it is contracted to provide; 

WHEREAS, The SF Police Department has failed to account for its work 
orders from the SFMTA in the previous fiscal years, even after being 
directed by the SFMTA to do so; 

WHEREAS, The uniformed police presence on Muni is observed by the 
SFMTA CAC members to be nearly nonexistent; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board reduce 
the work order for the SFPD to zero; therefore be it further 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that, should a work order for 
the San Francisco Police Department be in the FY10 budget, that such a 
work order, any and all personnel covered by said work order should report 
directly to the Executive Director/CEO of the SFMTA or his/her designee, 
and not to any other city department, and that their deployment be under 
the full control of the SFMTA. 

Motion: 090331.04 

WHEREAS, Muni's previous experience with charging for transfers caused a 
great deal of difficulty and confusion in boarding cash-fare passengers and 
caused dwell times to increase, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board not 
consider charging for transfers. 

Motion: 090331.05 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC recognizes the SFMTA's need to raise revenue 
in the current fiscal emergency; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA charge extra 
for express service, including express passes, and that service cuts be done 
in accordance with the Transit Effectiveness Project's proposed service 
changes. 

Motion: 090331.06 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC recognizes the SFMTA's need to raise revenue 
in the current fiscal emergency, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA charge extra for 
express service, including express passes, and that service cuts be done in 
accordance with the Transit Effectiveness Project's proposed changes. 

Motion: 090331.07 

The SFMTA CAC recommends adoption of the proposed rate schedule for 
the Polk/Bush garage, changing rates to $2 per hour and retaining the $200 
monthly fee. 

Motion: 090416.01 

WHEREAS, The BART/Muni Pass represents the most successful transit fare 
integration in the Bay area; and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC believes the SFMTA should be seeking to reduce 





the total number of fare instruments, 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors not adopt 
the proposed Premium Monthly Pass for BART/Muni use. 

Motion: 090416.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors adopt a 
level of service changes consistent with Option 1, and not Option 2. 

Motion: 090416.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, to cover the $8.8 million in annual costs 
and foregone revenue the adoption of Option 1 and the rejection of the 
Premium Monthly Pass for BART/Muni used would impose on the SFMTA 
that the SFMTA seek further reductions in work orders to other 
departments, and that the $3 courthouse fee be added to parking citations. 




7. 


Committee Reports (Discussion) 


7:35 


8. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:40 


9. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:55 


10. 


Adjournment 


8:00 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st floor lobby, 
take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

The Prohibition of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the 
meeting. Please be advised that the chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. These 
devices when set on "vibrate" do cause recording interference so we request that they be turned off. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Persons unable to attend the public meeting may submit written comments, by the time the proceeding begins, 
regarding calendar items. These comments will be brought to the attention of the person or persons conducting the 
public meeting, and will be made part of the official public record. Please contact Debra Reed by mail, 1 So. Van Ness 
Avenue, 7 th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417, by phone at 415-701-4666, by fax at 415-701-4502, or by e-mail at 
Debra . Reed(5)sf mta .com . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554- 
7854 or by e-mail at frank darby(3)sfqov.orq . Individuals may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by 
contacting Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

NOTICE TO CONTINUE SPECIAL MEETING 

The SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council has continued their special meeting 

to 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 04 _ 21 _ 09A1006 RCVD 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

GOVERNMENT 

Continued Special Meeting Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

from 
Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. APR 2 1 2009 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

hi 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris 

Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at 
www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 




I 



SAN FRANCISCO 



San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 

City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Special Meeting 

Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of April 2, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


SFMTA Proposed Operating Budget Amendment for FY10 

(Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


6. 


Recommendations from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion: 090331.01 

The SFMTA CAC, in light of the seriousness of the SFMTA's fiscal situation, 
urges the SFMTA Board of Directors to reconsider their rejection of the $3 
courthouse surcharge on citations. 

The SFMTA CAC additionally recommends that the SFMTA adopt a policy to 
work out an arrangement with the Department of Public Works to restore 
street cleaning operations to previous levels. 

Motion: 090331.02 

WHEREAS, The proposed shift of expenses traditionally associated with 
other city departments into the SFMTA budget violates the well-understood 
intent of Propositions E (November 1999) and A (November 2007); 

WHEREAS, The shift of expenses, via new or expanded work orders, into 
the SFMTA budget significantly hampers the agency's core mission, its 


7:05 



ability to carry out the city's Transit First Policy, as well as its ability to 
implement the Transit Effectiveness Project; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that all work orders to other 
departments be held to their Fiscal Year 2006 levels or be zeroed out 
completely. 

Motion: 090331.03 

WHEREAS, The San Francisco Police Department failed to deliver the 
services, including the Bus Inspection Program, it is contracted to provide; 

WHEREAS, The SF Police Department has failed to account for its work 
orders from the SFMTA in the previous fiscal years, even after being 
directed by the SFMTA to do so; 

WHEREAS, The uniformed police presence on Muni is observed by the 
SFMTA CAC members to be nearly nonexistent; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board reduce 
the work order for the SFPD to zero; therefore be it further 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that, should a work order for 
the San Francisco Police Department be in the FY10 budget, that such a 
work order, any and all personnel covered by said work order should report 
directly to the Executive Director/CEO of the SFMTA or his/her designee, 
and not to any other city department, and that their deployment be under 
the full control of the SFMTA. 

Motion: 090331.04 

WHEREAS, Muni's previous experience with charging for transfers caused a 
great deal of difficulty and confusion in boarding cash-fare passengers and 
caused dwell times to increase, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board not 
consider charging for transfers. 

Motion: 090331.05 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC recognizes the SFMTA's need to raise revenue 
in the current fiscal emergency; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA charge extra 
for express service, including express passes, and that service cuts be done 
in accordance with the Transit Effectiveness Project's proposed service 
changes. 

Motion: 090331.06 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC recognizes the SFMTA's need to raise revenue 
in the current fiscal emergency, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA charge extra for 
express service, including express passes, and that service cuts be done in 
accordance with the Transit Effectiveness Project's proposed changes. 

Motion: 090331.07 

The SFMTA CAC recommends adoption of the proposed rate schedule for 
the Polk/Bush garage, changing rates to $2 per hour and retaining the $200 
monthly fee. 





Motion: 090416.01 

WHEREAS, The BART/Muni Pass represents the most successful transit fare 
integration in the Bay area; and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC believes the SFMTA should be seeking to reduce 
the total number of fare instruments, 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors not adopt 
the proposed Premium Monthly Pass for BART/Muni use. 

Motion: 090416.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors adopt a 
level of service changes consistent with Option 1, and not Option 2. 

Motion: 090416.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, to cover the $8.8 million in annual costs 
and foregone revenue the adoption of Option 1 and the rejection of the 
Premium Monthly Pass for BART/Muni used would impose on the SFMTA 
that the SFMTA seek further reductions in work orders to other 
departments, and that the $3 courthouse fee be added to parking citations. 




7. 


Committee Reports (Discussion) 


7:15 


8. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


9. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


10. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st floor lobby, 
take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

The Prohibition of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the 
meeting. Please be advised that the chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. These 
devices when set on "vibrate" do cause recording interference so we request that they be turned off. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Persons unable to attend the public meeting may submit written comments, by the time the proceeding begins, 
regarding calendar items. These comments will be brought to the attention of the person or persons conducting the 
public meeting, and will be made part of the official public record. Please contact Debra Reed by mail, 1 So. Van Ness 
Avenue, 7 th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417, by phone at 415-701-4666, by fax at 415-701-4502, or by e-mail at 
Debra. Reed (aisfmta.com . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554- 
7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@sfqov.org . Individuals may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by 
contacting Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Meeting Minutes 
The special meeting, Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:30 P- m GOVERNMENT 
and the recessed meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 20I9CUMENTS r)PPT 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California jim „ r ^«„ 

SAN FRANCISCO 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call p UBL|C ^^ 

On Monday, April 20, 2009, Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:50 
p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve 
Ferrario, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Mary Burns, Greg Riessen and Daniel Weaver 

On Wednesday, April 22, 2009, Chairman Daniel Murphy called the recessed meeting to 
order at 5:49 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Steve 
Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Dan Weaver 
and Ruth Wheeler 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Joan Downey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen and Jamison 
Wieser 

2. Adopt minutes of April 2, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of April 2, 2009: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy acknowledged the presence of SFMTA Board Vice Chairman James 
McCray. Chairman Murphy stated that the Board declared a fiscal emergency. The Board 
was deliberating on service cuts and taxi issues. On April 30, 2009, it will act on the FY10 
budget. 

Dorris Vincent arrived at 5:58 p.m. 

Chairman Murphy submitted the following statement and requested that it be included in 
the minutes: 




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Monday, April 20, 2009 

As you may know, the Monday, April 20, 2009, SFMTA CAC meeting had to be recessed for 
lack of a quorum when our eighth member departed. We recessed the meeting until 
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., since our work on the budget is not complete. We left with 
business pending, and with no discussion of the taxicab issues that now, whether we like it 
or not, fall within our jurisdiction. 

The Charter mandates that we complete our review of the budget before the SFMTA Board 
acts. It's crucial we make quorum between now and April 30th, preferably this week. 
Otherwise I will be required to report to the SFMTA Board that we have failed to meet our 
obligations under the Charter. Even today, I was questioned by one SFMTA director about 
an issue we left unaddressed. 

While the CAC is an advisory body, it is a Charter commission, with specific d uties imposed 
by the voters, enshrined in what is effectively the city's constitution. I understand that 
members have outside obligations, but we can't function as we're mandated if absenteeism 
and early departures are common, especially when we have two seats vacant (a situation I 
can assure you I'm working with Steve Ferrario and SFMTA staff to resolve quickly). The 
posted end time for a meeting is a rough approximation, and gets ever rougher as public 
comment becomes more common. Unless members expect me to run roughshod over 
public comment, or severely limit the ability of members to have their say about the issues 
before us (neither of which would be acceptable, I'm sure you'll agree) the increasing 
interest of various sides in the taxicab policy debate will translate into ever more variable 
ending times for meetings, and yes, probably longer meetings. We have recommended that 
a taxicab advisory body be established; it is my understanding that this is unlikely to happen 
in the foreseeable future. I have my opinions, shared by many CAC members, I think, 
about the wisdom of bringing taxicabs into the SFMTA, but those opinions are neither here 
nor there; taxicabs are now part of SFMTA, and I don't think we can choose to ignore them 
when the SFMTA Board is being called upon to make major policy decisions that impact 
taxicab service, and transportation generally, throughout the city. 

Because of this, I have asked staff to publish future agendas without estimated times. No 
other Charter commission, to my knowledge, targets a specific ending time on their 
agendas, and it's my view that doing so is now causing more confusion and uncertainty 
than it prevents. This is a decision I am undertaking as chairman; it's not fair to anyone to 
guess at an ending time over which we have only limited control. Whether committee 
agendas will continue to use fixed times on their agendas is a matter I am leaving entirely 
to the discretion of committee chairmen, whom I trust can make a reasonable decision for 
their committees, based on their experience so far. I try to give committee chairmen 
maximum latitude in the running of their committees; any decision they make about agenda 
format is fine with me. 

It is not my intention to increase the overall load of our meetings; I will still aim for agendas 
which cover approximately the same amount of material they have in the past. But during 
budget season, and with the addition of taxicabs to our bailiwick, I am asking members to 
be more flexible with their time, and to recognize that CAC membership entails a certain set 
of duties members must carry out, except under fairly extreme circumstances. 



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Monday, April 20, 2009 

I am very much hoping members will be available for the Wednesday 5:30 p.m. resumption 
of our meeting, and I am hoping that members who have indicated their unavailability for 
that date will reconsider their competing commitments, given our duties, collectively and 
individually, to finish our work o n the budget. 

We have worked hard over the last nine years to establish our credibility in the eyes of the 
SFMTA staff and the SFMTA Board (a body on which one of our former members now sits). 
If we are to continue that, we must finish our work on this budget, and undertake our 
duties with regard to taxicabs, regardless of whether we thought it wise or desirable to 
bring them into the SFMTA. 

Also, I would like to ask members to extend a very special thanks to Debra Reed for turning 
around the recommendations we made so quickly. The SFMTA Board had our 
recommendations in writing in time for today's meeting, something which was only possible 
because Debra worked late last night and this morning to make it happen. Please be sure 
to thank her for this effort on our behalf. Today's SFMTA Board meeting was the first ever 
in which board members had our recommendations in hand even though our meeting 
recessed only about 16 hours before theirs was called to order. 

I hope to see everyone Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., at our usual One South Van Ness meeting 
space. At that time, I can answer any questions and address any concerns about the 
content of this report. 

5. SFMTA Proposed Operating Budget Amendment for FY10: Sonali Bose, Christiane 
Hayashi and Julie Kirschbaum 

Griffith Humphrey arrived at 6: 15 p.m. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Finance Officer/Director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that 
parking meter hours will be expanded to 10 p.m., and daily operations will be increased to 
include Sundays and most holidays. Garage and meter rates and transit fares will be 
increased. Work orders were reduced by $3.5 million. The sale of taxi medallions will yield 
$20 million. The Board of Directors is expected to approve the FY10 budget on April 30, 
2009, and it will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors on May 1 st . 

Christiane Hayashi, Director, Taxi and Accessibility Services, stated that medallion sales 
need to be carefully considered. While Proposition A supersedes Proposition K, many things 
in Proposition K are important. A $20 million taxi revenue plan will be presented to the 
Board on April 30, 2009. 

Julie Kirschbaum, Program Manager, Transit Effectiveness Project, stated that the Board 
was pondering Option 2 with adjustments. Existing routes will be modified to include some 
segments of eliminated routes. Hours of operation on some routes will be reduced. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel asked about eliminated positions. He stated that the CAC should have a say 
about issues, such as changes to service levels, vacant operator positions and overtime. 



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Austin Peterson stated that adding 100 medallions would increase the number of taxis to be 
maintained and insured, as well as the number of drivers competing for business. Cab 
drivers are considering a lawsuit. 

Judd Madley stated that limo drivers were willing to charge less for their services. 

Barry Korengold stated that it is an injustice to include taxis in the SFMTA budget before 
there is a plan. The economy is tanking, and people are not taking cabs. Purchasing 
medallions would be a financial strain on drivers. 

Mark Gruberg stated that the $20 mi llion pilot was wishful thinking. Mayor Newsom and 
Supervisor Peskin said that they would not tamper with Proposition K. Ms. Hayashi claims 
that she has to come up with a $20 million revenue plan, yet discussions with the taxi 
industry are far from concluded. He reported that David Chiu, President, Board of 
Supervisors, urged the SFMTA Board not to look to the sale of taxi medallions as a revenue 
source. Taxi drivers are being ignored. The CAC should oppose the sale of taxi medallions. 

Bud Hazelkorn stated that a lender in New York City requires a $100,000 down payment on 
a $500,000 medallion. Should medallion holders default on their loans, their medallions 
would then go to the lender. Regulations should be established to control medallion 

lenders. 

Jane Bolig stated that changes to Proposition K were unsuccessful. The taxicab industry has 
a $20 million demand from the highest level of city government. Taxi drivers may disagree, 
but that is not going to stop the demand. Taxi service is elastic; therefore we need a study 
on taxi demands. 

David Pilpel stated that he was not convinced that changes should be made to taxi policies. 
He expressed disappointment that there were no revenue proposals in the budget. 

Dorris Vincent departed at 8:10 p.m. 

Without objection Steve Ferrario moved the following recommendation: 

Motion: 090420.04 

Considering the high ridership levels and operational concerns in the Metro subway, the 
SFMTA CAC recommends that the N-Judah line service be retained at the present levels and 
that N-Judah line trains continue to be turned back at their Caltrain terminal during both 
weekdays and weekends. 

Public Comment: None 

On motion to adopt the recommendation regarding the N-Judah: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

At the recessed meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, the following recommendations of 
Item 5 were considered. 



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Art Cimento stated that the SFMTA should be more aggressive about work orders. 
Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 090422.05 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board not approve work orders for the San 
Francisco Police Department which include payment for policing SFMTA property. The 
SFMTA CAC further recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt a policy that the San 
Francisco Police Department is funded to police the entire City and County of San Francisco, 
including SFMTA property and rolling stock. 

The SFMTA CAC further recommends that the SFMTA Board require that the chief executive 
officer and the chief finance officer of the SFMTA receive documentation of the services 
provided from the San Francisco Police Department on a monthly or more frequent basis, 
and manage the contract to ensu ; ces are being d< ited and deli 

throughout the year, and the SFMTA staff can certify that such services are appropriate and 
provide value to the SFMTA and its customers. 

On motion to adopted the recommendation regarding policing SFMTA property: Adopted 
Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 
Absent - Downey, Perez, Riessen, and Wieser 

Public Comment: 

Victor Gresser stated that he was concerned about the word "property." Properties could be 
translated as buses. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion: 090422.06 

WHEREAS, The vast majority of the SFMTA's budget is comprised of labor costs; 

WHEREAS, No revenue option identified to the SFMTA CAC would increase annually at the 
same rate as SFMTA's total labor costs have historically; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that SFMTA's fares, fees, and fines be 
indexed according to a formula that reflects the cost of labor; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board direct management to 
keep labor costs at a growth rate no greater than that projected for revenues designated for 
maintaining existing levels of service, and that revenues designated for increased service be 
spent only for such increased service, 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel stated that the Board adopted an automatic indexing plan which encompasses a 
portion of the CAC's recommendation. While this recommendation has other features, the 
Board may respond that they have adopted a consistent policy. 

Victor Gresser asked if labor costs were to increase by five percent, would fares increase by 
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On motion to adopt the recommendation about labor costs: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 

Absent - Downey, Perez, Riessen, and Wieser 

Dorris Vincent departed at 7:02 p.m. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 090422.07 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the positions recommended for defunding or elimination 
in the proposed FY10 budget be eliminated outright, and that restoration of positions be 
considered in the future on a case-by-case basis, with each unit dearly explaining the need 
for a new position, and the case for a new position being weighed against needs for 
positions in other SFMTA units. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel stated that personnel issues are complicated. Many positions were added 
based on anticipated funding, but were never filled. The SFMTA is saying that they can do 
without them. There are other critical positions that the SFMTA wants to keep. 30 Parking 
Control Officer positions were added. 

Victor Gresser asked if there was a way to avoid wedding the elimination of positions on a 
case-by-case basis. He felt that the motion should not recommend eliminating positions. 
He has observed problems, such as broken fare boxes and dirty windows. 

On motion to adopt the recommendation regarding job positions: 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Humphrey, Murphy, Weaver and Wheeler 

Nayes - Ferrario and Rolfe 

Absent - Downey, Perez, Riessen, Vincent and Wieser 

The motion failed adoption. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 090422.08 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA undertake an extensive audit to ensure that 
classification upgrades made in the last ten years accurately reflect the qualifications and 
duties of each position, and that such positions be downgraded in classification if the 
qualifications and duties of the position warrant, 

Art Cimento stated that it is not the CAC's position to dictate personnel matters. Chairman 
Murphy withdrew the recommendation. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 0904022.09 

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The SFMTA CAC further recommends that all fast passes continue to be valid for travel on 
cable cars. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel stated that staff recommended sustaining the cable car cash fare but increasing 
rates for passports. 

Victor Gresser stated that he was concerned about the impl ication for the disabled in 
connection with fare increases. 

On motion to adopt the recommendation regarding cash fares: 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Weaver and Wheeler 

Nayes - Rolfe 

Absent - Downey, Perez, Riessen, Vincent and Wieser 

The motion failed adoption. 

Dan Weaver stated that the taxi ind ustry is heavily regulated and a very complicated 
subject, but he was concerned about selling medallions. 
Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 0904022.10 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board, within the next year, adopt a policy 
with regard to the total number of medallions needed for adequate and effective taxicab 
service in San Francisco, including the need and desirability, if any, for peak periods, special 
event, and rainy day medallions. 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the agency consider new methods for distribution of 
medallions after this review is completed and a pian for the number of medallions needed 
has been adopted by the SFMTA Board. 

Public Comment: 

Victor Gresser stated that increasing taxi service is good. He felt that the recommendation 
should urge strong support for community input, also it should express disappointment that 
the Board has not done a better job about soliciting public input or doing better research. 

On motion to adopt the recommendation about medallions: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Humphrey, Ferrario, Murphy, Rolfe, Weaver and Wheeler 

Absent - Downey, Perez, Riessen, Vincent and Wieser 

6. Committee Reports: 

None. 

7. Recommendations from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion: 090331.01 

The SFMTA CAC, in light of the seriousness of the SFMTA's fiscal situation, urges the SFMTA 
Board of Directors to reconsider their rejection of the $3 courthouse surcharge on citations. 



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The SFMTA CAC additionally recommends that the SFMTA adopt a policy to work out an 
arrangement with the Department of Public Works to restore street cleaning operations to 
previous levels . 

Without objection Chairman Murphy moved to amend motion 090331.01 to delete the 
language, "The SFMTA CAC, in light of the seriousness of the SFMTA's fiscal situation, urges 
the SFMTA Board of Directors to reconsider their rejection of the $3 courthouse surcharge 
on citations" and insert "WHEREAS, The reduction in street cleaning service has resulted in 
a net loss of revenue to the city, now therefore be it RESOLVED." 

The amended motion reads as follows: 

WHEREAS, The reduction in street cleaning service has resulted in a net loss of revenue to 
the city, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA adopt a policy to work out 
an arrangement with the Department of Public Works to restore street cleaning operations 
to previous levels. 

Public Comment: None 

On motion to adopt Motion 090331.01 as amended: 

Ayes - Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Nayes - Cimento, Downey and Perez 

Absent - Burns, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

The motion failed adoption. 

Griffith Humphrey departed at 8:27 p.m. 

Motion: 090331.02 

WHEREAS, The proposed shift of expenses traditionally associated with other city 
departments into the SFMTA budget violates the well-understood intent of Propositions E 
(November 1999) and A (November 2007); 

WHEREAS, The shift of expenses, via new or expanded work orders, into the SFMTA budget 
significantly ham pers the agency's core mission, its ability to carry out the Transit First 
Policy, as well as its ability to implement the Transit Effectiveness Project; now therefore be 
it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that all work orders to other departments be 
held to their Fiscal Year 2006 levels or be zeroed out completely. 

Chairman Murphy moved to amend motion 090331.02 to add the language "its ability to 
meet its charter-mandated service standards." He moved to delete the language "held to 
their Fiscal Year 2006 levels or be zeroed out completely" and insert "budgeted on a zero- 
based basis, with all such orders being zeroed out and re-evaluated, item by item, for 
inclusion in the budget." 



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The amended motion reads as follows: 

WHEREAS, The proposed shift of expenses traditionally associated with other city 
departments into the SFMTA budget violates the well-understood intent of Propositions E 
(November 1999) and A (November 2007); 

WHEREAS, The shift of expenses, via new or expanded work orders, into the SFMTA budget 
significantly ham pers the agency's core mission, its ability to carry out the Transit First 
Policy, its ability to meet its charter-mandated service standards, as well as its ability to 
implement the Transit Effectiveness Project; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that all work orders to other departments be 
budgeted on a zero-based basis, with all such orders being zeroed out and re-evaluated, 
item by item, for inclusion in the budget. 

Public Comment: None 

On motion to adopt the amendment to Motion 090331.02: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

On motion to adopt Motion 090331.02 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

Motion: 090331.03 

WHEREAS, The San Francisco Police Department failed to deliver the services, including the 
Bus Inspection Program, it is contracted to provide; 

WHEREAS, The SF Police Department has failed to account for its work orders from the 
SFMTA in the previous fiscal years, even after being directed by the SFMTA to do so; 

WHEREAS, The uniformed police presence on Muni is observed by the SFMTA CAC members 
to be nearly nonexistent; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board reduce the work order 
for the San Francisco Police Department to zero; therefore be it further 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that, should a work order for the San 
Francisco Police Department be included in the FY10 budget, that such a work order, any 
and all personnel covered by said work order should report directly to the Executive 
Director/CEO of the SFMTA or his/her designee, and not to any other city department, and 
that their deployment be under the full control of the SFMTA. 

Chairman Murphy moved to amend motion 090331.03 to delete the language "WHEREAS, 
The San Francisco Police Department failed to deliver the services, including the Bus 
Inspection Program, it is contracted to provide" and insert "WHEREAS, The San Francisco 
Police Department failed to document its delivery of services, including the Bus Inspection 
Program, even when directed by the SFMTA to produce such documentation." Also, he 
moved to delete the language "WHEREAS, The SF Police Department has failed to account 
for its work orders from the SFMTA in the previous fiscal years, even after being directed by 

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the SFMTA to do so." He moved to add the language "and not subject in any way to the 
orders of the Chief of Police, nor his/her designee." 

The amended motion reads as follows: 

WHEREAS, The San Francisco Police Department failed to document its delivery of services, 
including the Bus Inspection Program, even when directed by the SFMTA to produce such 
documentation; 

WHEREAS, The uniformed police presence on Muni is observed by the SFMTA CAC members 
to be nearly nonexistent; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board reduce the work order 
for the San Francisco Police Department to zero; therefore be it further 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that, should a work order for the San 
Francisco Police Department be included in the FY10 budget, that such a work order, any 
and all personnel covered by said work order should report directly to the Executive 
Director/CEO of the SFMTA or his/her designee, and not to any other city department, and 
that their deployment be under the full control of the SFMTA, and not subject in any way to 
the orders of the Chief of Police, nor his/her designee. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel stated that patrol of garages was a deal originally worked out by the police for 
free use of the Vallejo garage. 

Norm Rolfe moved to table the motion. 

On motion to table Motion 090331.03: 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Nayes - Murphy 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

The motion failed adoption. 

On motion to adopt Motion 090331.03 as amended: 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Wheeler and Wieser 

Nayes - Rolfe 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

The motion failed adoption. 

During the April 20, 2009, meeting, Chairman Murphy continued Motion 090331.03 without 
objection. 

On Wednesday, April 22, 2009, Steve Ferrario moved to rescind the previous vote on Motion 
090331.03: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 
Absent - Downey, Perez, Riessen, and Wieser 

The original motion reads as follows: 

WHEREAS, The San Francisco Police Department failed to deliver the services, including the 
Bus Inspection Program, it is contracted to provide; 

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WHEREAS, The SF Police Department has failed to account for its work orders from the 
SFMTA in the previous fiscal years, even after being directed by the SFMTA to do so; 

WHEREAS, The uniformed police presence on Muni is observed by the SFMTA CAC members 
to be nearly nonexistent; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board reduce the work order 
for the San Francisco Police Department to zero; therefore be it further 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that, should a work order for the San 
Francisco Police Department be included in the FY10 budget, that such a work order, any 
and all personnel covered by said work order should report directly to the Executive 
Director/CEO of the SFMTA or his/her designee, and not to any other city department, and 
that their deployment be under the full control of the SFMTA. 

Chairman Murphy moved to amend motion 090331.03 to delete the language "WHEREAS, 
The San Francisco Police Department failed to deliver the services, including the Bus 
Inspection Program, it is contracted to provide" and insert "WHEREAS, The San Francisco 
Police Department failed to document its delivery of services, including the Bus Inspection 
Program, even when directed by the SFMTA to produce such documentation." Also, he 
moved to delete the language "WHEREAS, The SF Police Department has failed to account 
for its work orders from the SFMTA in the previous fiscal years, even after being directed by 
the SFMTA to do so." He moved to delete the language "to zero" and insert "significantly." 
He moved to add the language "and not subject in any way to the orders of the Chief of 
Police, nor his/her designee." 

The amended motion reads as follows: 

WHEREAS, The San Francisco Police Department failed to document its delivery of services, 
including the Bus Inspection Program, even when directed by the SFMTA to produce such 
documentation; 

WHEREAS, The uniformed police presence on Muni is observed by the SFMTA CAC members 
to be nearly nonexistent; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board reduce the work order 
for the San Francisco Police Department significantly; therefore be it further 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that, should a work order for the San 
Francisco Police Department be included in the FY10 budget, that such a work order, any 
and all personnel covered by said work order should report directly to the Executive 
Director/CEO of the SFMTA or his/her designee, and not to any other city department, and 
that their deployment be under the full control of the SFMTA, and not subject in any way to 
the orders of the Chief of Police, nor his/her designee. 

On motion to amend Motion 090331.03: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 

Absent - Downey, Perez, Riessen, and Wieser 



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On motion to adopt Motion 090331.03 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 

Absent - Downey, Perez, Riessen, and Wieser 

Motion: 090331.04 

WHEREAS, Muni's previous experience with charging for transfers caused a great deal of 
difficulty and confusion in boarding cash-fare passengers and caused dwell times to 
increase, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board not consider charging 
for transfers. 

Public Comment: None 

On motion to adopt Motion 090331.04: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

Motion: 090331.05 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC recognizes the SFMTA's need to raise revenue in the current 
fiscal emergency; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA charge extra for express 
service, including express passes, and that service cuts be done in accordance with the 
Transit Effectiveness Project's proposed service changes. 

Public Comment: None 

On motion to adopt Motion 090331.05: 

Ayes - Murphy 

Nayes - Ferrario and Rolfe (With two nayes, Chairman Murphy stopped the vote because 

there was an insufficient number of people who could vote in the affirmative that would 

result in an adopted motion.) 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

The, motion failed adoption. 

Motion: 090331.06 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC recognizes the SFMTA's need to raise revenue in the current 
fiscal emergency, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA charge extra for express service, 
including express passes, and that service cuts be done in accordance with the Transit 
Effectiveness Project's proposed changes. 

Motion: 090331.06 is a duplicate of Motion: 090331.05; therefore no action was taken. 

Motion: 090331.07 

The SFMTA CAC recommends adoption of the proposed rate schedule for the Polk/Bush 
garage, changing rates to $2 per hour and retaining the $200 monthly fee. 



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Public Comment: None 

On motion to adopt Motion 090331.07: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

Motion: 090416.01 

WHEREAS, The BART/Muni Pass represents the most successful transit fare integration in 
the Bay area; and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC believes the SFMTA should be seeking to reduce the total 
number of fare instruments, 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors not adopt the proposed 
Premium Monthly Pass for BART/Muni use. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel stated that the plan is a low revenue item. 

On motion to adopt Motion 090416.01: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

Motion: 090416.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors adopt a level of service 
changes consistent with Option 1, and not Option 2. 

Public Comment: None 

On motion to adopt Motion 090416.02: 

Nayes - Cimento and Wieser (With two nayes, Chairman Murphy stopped the vote because 

there was an insufficient number of people who could vote in the affirmative that would 

result in an adopted motion.) 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

The motion failed adoption. 

Motion: 090416.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, to cover the $8.8 million in annual costs and foregone 
revenue, the adoption of Option 1 and the rejection of the Premium Monthly Pass for 
BART/Muni use would impose on the SFMTA that the SFMTA seek further reductions in work 
orders to other departments, and that the $3 courthouse fee be added to parking citations. 

Steve Ferrario moved to amend motion 090416.0 3 to delete the language, "to cover the 
$8.8 million in annual costs and foregone revenue the adoption of Option 1 and the 
rejection of the Premium Monthly Pass for BART/Muni used would impose on the SFMTA 
that the SFMTA seek further reductions in work orders to other departments, and that." 



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Without objection the amended motion reads as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the $3 courthouse fee be added to parking citations. 

On motion to amend Motion 090416.03: Adopted • 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

Public Comment: None 

On motion to adopt Motion 090416.03 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Humphrey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver 

Cesar Perez departed at 9:03 p.m. 

On April 20, 2009 meeting at 9:03 p.m., Chairman Murphy declared a recess due to lack of 
a quorum. He set a date to continue the meeting for Wednesday, April 22, 2009. On April 
22, 2009, Chairman Murphy reconvened the meeting at 5:49 p.m. and called item 5: SFMTA 
Proposed Operating Budget Amendment for FY10. 

8. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 
None. 

9. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: May 7, 2009 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

10. Adjournment: Chairman Murphy adjourned the meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 
8:01 p.m. in memory of John Byrd. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

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Notice 05-07-09A11M2 RCVD 

The Citizens' Advisory Meeting for Thursday, May 7, 2009 

"Has Been Cancelled" o^/rnMyr MT 

GOVERNMENT 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 DOCUMENTS DEPT 
San Francisco, CA MAY _ 7 2009 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Members: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, 

Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 



SAN FRANCISCO 





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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

GOVERNMENT 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

for 
Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. jy^ _ j ^009 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANC | SC0 

Members: PUBLIC L,BRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman) and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

©(415)701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


T" 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


! 2. 


Adopt Minutes of April 22, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council not 
on the agenda. 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Budget FY10 Update (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


7. 


The Bike Plan and Legislative Projects (Discussion/ Action) Timothy Papandreou 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 

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Committee Reports 


9. 


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Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 090520.01: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA approve the findings of 
the California Environmental Quality Act related to the bicycle plan Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report, adopt the San Francisco Bicycle Plan and legislate 
the bicycle projects. 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: (Discussion) 
Thursday, July 2, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

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12. 


Adjournment 

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Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 



Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



JUL 1 2009 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

In absence of Chairman Murphy, Vice Chairman Steve Ferrario called the meeting to order 
at 5:40 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Steve Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Janel Sterbentz, Dorris 
Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Greg Riessen 

2. Adopt minutes of April 20, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of April 20, 2009: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, 

Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

(Absent - Murphy and Riessen) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Carl Macmurdo stated that disabled medallion holders are forced to drive due to a 
misinterpretation of Proposition K. The concept of peak-time cabs is a good idea. 
Medallions should be sold with the revenue going to the city. 

Michael Spain stated that Mark Gruberg linked with Supervisor Chris Daly to pass a 
resolution urging the SFMTA to look for other sources of revenue. 

Chairman Dan Murphy arrived at 5:45 p.m. 

Hansu Kim stated that the Paratransit debit card project will be deployed in 2009. He stated 
that medallions are issued in a way that gives most drivers no opportunity to own them, and 
mature medallion holders can not leave the industry with grace. This is a rare opportunity 
for the SFMTA to reform the taxi industry, provide healthcare and retirement benefits, and 
raise money. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy welcomed Janel Sterbentz, who has been appointed to the CAC by 
Supervisor Chris Daly. Ms. Sterbentz has a Masters' degree and work experience in the field 
of transportation. She is interested in traffic calming and safety for pedestrians. 




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5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 

The staff report was provided. 

Joan Downey stated that she was unconvinced by the response to her inquiry regarding the 
frequency for greasing tracks. 

6. Budget FY10 Update (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, chief finance officer and director, Finance and Information Technology, 
presented an update on the FY10 budget. The SFMTA must resolve the additional deficit of 
$19.3 million that resulted from: 

• The state's decision to borrow city revenues from property and gas taxes, 

• Labor concessions, pending union ratification, and 

• The purchase of liability insurance. 

On July 14, 2009, the SFMTA Board will have a workshop to consider revenue ideas. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the following measures be taken to address the 
addition deficit in the SFMTA budget: 

(1) Increase meter rates by $0.50 in the downtown area, 

(2) Extend parking meter hours to 10:00 p.m. in areas where it would be cost 
effective to do so, 

(3) Extend parking meter hours to Sundays in areas where it would be cost 
effective to do so, 

(4) Increase the transit violation penalty, 

(5) Apply special collections to transit violations, 

(6) Increase the disabled placard penalty, 

(7) Increase the cost of the short-duration residential parking permit, the tow fee, 
the boot fee, and cable car and historic streetcar rental fees, 

(8) Aggressively seek changes in work rules which would lead to a major reduction 
in operator absenteeism, 

(9) Instruct parking control officers to more aggressively enforce sidewalk parking, 
double parking and bike lane violation, and 

(10) Relax maximum parking durations, during nights and weekends at parking 
meters in commercial districts. 

On motion listing CAC revenue suggestions: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, 

Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

(Absent - Riessen) 

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Jamison Wieser moved the following recommendation: 

WHEREAS the SFMTA has aggressively cut expenditures by $99 million from the FY10 
budget, 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board be equally aggressive in seeking 
new revenue sources and re-evaluate the suggestions that have already been 
researched by staff. 

On motion regarding new revenue sources: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, 

Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

(Absent - Riessen) 

7. The Bike Plan and Legislative Projects (Discussion/Action) Timothy Papandreou 

Timothy Papandreou, assistant deputy director, Transportation Planning and Development, 
stated that the final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report will go 
to the SFMTA Board on June 26, 2009. Staff will make a recommendation to adopt the 
California Environmental Quality Act findings, approve the bicycle plan, and approve the 
legislation of projects. Staff anticipates that the Superior Court could lift the injunction in 
fall 2009. 

Mr. Papandreou stated that while funds have been locked in, staff will continue to pursue 
additional funding sources. 

8. Committee Reports: 

None. 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 090520.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the California Environmental 
Quality Act findings related to the bicycle plan Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report, approve the San Francisco Bicycle Plan, and 
legislate the bicycle projects therein. 

On motion regarding the bicycle plan: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, 

Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

(Absent - Riessen) 

Janel Sterbentz departed at 8:00 p.m. 

10. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Joan Downey stated that the Daily Operations Report for June 3, 2009, noted that nine K/T 
trains were missing during the evening commute. She wanted more information about how 
lines and/or runs are prioritized as far as reassignment of vehicles when service is missing. 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

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Next regular meeting: July 2, 2009, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

12. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

5FMTA CAC - Secretary 



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The Citizens' Advisory Meeting for Thursday, July 2, 2009 



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GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JUL - 1 



"Has Been Cancelled" 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 
San Francisco, CA 



SAN FRANCISCO 
Members: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www . sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda GOVERNMENT 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California «.^~^ 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Members: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman) and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



SAN FRANCISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of June 4, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council not 
on the agenda. 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5. 


Election of Chairman (Discussion/Action) 


6. 


Election of Vice Chairman (Discussion/Action) 


7. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


Staff -Initiated Items 


8. 


Catastrophic Loss Insurance Coverage (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Committee Reports 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: (Discussion) 
Thursday, August 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 


12. 


Adjournment 






Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 

http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JAN 12 2010 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Vice Chairman Steve Ferrario called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at roll call: Mary Burns, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, 
Griffith Humphrey, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent, Daniel 
Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento and Cesar Perez 

Chairman Daniel Murphy arrived at 5:37 p.m. 

2. Adopt minutes of June 4, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of June 4: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, 

Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento and Perez 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: none 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that several software developers, who provided user-friendly 
transit information to Smart Phone and I-Phone users by utilizing NextBus data, were being 
ordered to desist. NextBus.com is owned by NextBus Inc., whereas NextMuni.com is owned 
by the SFMTA. Since NextMuni data is public information, developers can use the data as 
they wish. Chairman Murphy asked staff for clarification regarding who owns NextBus 
information. 

5. Election of Chairman (Discussion/Action) 

Dorris Vincent moved to nominate Daniel Murphy as chairman. 

On motion to elect Daniel Murphy as chairman: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, 

Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento and Perez 




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6. Election of Vice Chairman (Discussion/Action) 

Dorris Vincent moved to nominate Steve Ferrario as vice chairman. 

On motion to elect Steve Ferrario as vice chairman: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, 

Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento and Perez 

7. Staff Report (Discussion) 

The staff report was provided. 

Steve Ferrario asked for more information regarding a delay at 9:30 a.m. on June 5 at the 
Saint Francis Circle due to an ATCS failure. The incident was not listed in the Daily 
Operations report nor the staff report. 

Joan Downey asked for information about the June 20 cable car delay due to a disabled 
limousine stalled on the tracks for almost two hours. 

Jamison Wieser stated that staff reports should include the number of subsequent runs 
hindered by the delays. 

8. Catastrophic Loss Insurance Coverage (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, chief financial officer/director, Finance and Information Technology, provided 
an overview of the risk management presentation that was presented to the Board. 
Presently, the SFMTA is self-insured. Insurance companies are heavily impacted by the 
economic crisis and are unwilling to insure new clients. The sole bid received for 
catastrophic loss insurance coverage was from a joint venture of the American Merchants 
Casualty Company and the Everest National Insurance Company for coverage limit of $25 
million. The options quoted were a premium of $1.9 million with a $10 million deductible or 
a premium of $2.4 million with a $5 million deductible. Within the past decade, only one 
case has qualified for such coverage. The City Attorney wishes to include language in the 
policy to maintain its authority, as defined by the Charter, to defend the SFMTA and the 
Board's authority to settle. There are three issues for the Board's consideration: 1) If the 
SFMTA were to purchase insurance, would the insurers accept modification to the policy 
acknowledging the authority of the City Attorney 2) Would the policy provide adequate 
coverage for the SFMTA; and 3) Where would the SFMTA get funds to pay the premium. 

While the coverage has been bound, the final placement of the insurance is subject to 
SFMTA Board action on July 14 and the City Attorney's approval of the endorsement 
language. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that the SFMTA manages risk. The likelihood of a catastrophic event is 
minute. Only the insurers would benefit from such coverage. He recommends that the 
Board not proceed with the purchase. The Board should pursue other ways of managing 
risk. Prior to the 1982 and the 1984 cable car accidents, the PUC's Bureau of Claims and 
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stated that Peter Straus is retiring. He has been a huge asset to the SFMTA. Mr. Pilpel 
encouraged the CAC to draft a resolution honoring Mr. Straus. 

Dan Weaver stated that a risk assessment is needed. The June 2009 Washington D.C. train 
accident is motivation. The single multi-million dollar case awarded against the SFMTA 
involved a non-revenue vehicle. 

Chairman Murphy stated that should a catastrophic event occur, the liability coverage would 
be capped at $25 million. The SFMTA would still need to ask the City for financial 
assistance. Under California law, any municipal agency has the right to pay out verdicts 
over a ten year period. The SFMTA does not have the power to cut the City Attorney out of 
the claims process. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion: 090709.01 

WHEREAS, The proposed insurance policy would cover liability event values between 
$5,000,000 and $25,000,000; and, 

WHEREAS, Such incidents have been extremely rare in the history of the SFMTA; and, 

WHEREAS, The law provides that government entities may pay liability judgments over 
a period often years; and, 

WHEREAS, It is generally rational for an entity to self-insure for amounts it can afford to 
pay; and, 

WHEREAS, The maximum benefit of $20,000,000 would represent $2,000,000 per year 
for ten years, an amount that the SFMTA and the City should be able to self-insure 
against; and, 

WHEREAS, A source of funds has not been identified for payment of the proposed 
premium; and, 

WHEREAS, All claims against the SFMTA are effectively claims against the City and 
County of San Francisco; and, 

WHEREAS, The City Attorney defends the City and County of San Francisco, including 
the SFMTA, against all such claims; and, 

WHEREAS, The proposed policy would provide relatively little coverage for the SFMTA 
against claims arising from large catastrophic events with values in excess of 
$25,000,000; now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors not 
proceed with the purchase of liability insurance in FY10, and that the Board reconsider 
the purchase of liability insurance in the future when the premiums for such insurance 
are more favorable; and that the Board direct the Executive Director to conduct further 

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risk assessment measures and report back to the Board and the SFMTA CAC on the 
progress of such measures. 

On motion that the Board not proceed with the purchase of catastrophic loss insurance 

coverage: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, 

Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento and Perez 

9. Committee Reports: 

Dan Weaver stated that on July 15, the EMSC will discuss the Saint Francis Circle tracking 
project and the stroller policy. He also stated that at the June meeting, the EMSC discussed 
screeching tracks. Staff is pursuing funding to purchase automatic greasing systems. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments: (Discussion) 

Joan Downey stated that since the Recreation and Park Department, the de Young Museum 
and the California Academy of Science have been running bus service provided by Bauer 
Limousine, the SFMTA should discontinue the 74X service. Chairman Murphy will discuss 
the matter with the SFMTA Board. Ms. Downey stated that she observed a customer being 
asked to pay supplemental fare with his medal token. What is the policy regarding medal 
tokens? 

Norm Rolfe asked regarding the SFPD Traffic Company reporting to Mr. Ford or to Deputy 
Chief Parra. Chairman Murphy stated that Captain Gregory Corrales reports to Deputy Chief 
Antonio Parra. Chairman Murphy stated that the SFMTA will be establishing a graveyard 
shift of parking control officers to respond to calls for enforcement, rather than the SFPD. 

Jamison Wieser spotted three officers riding the F-Market line. Ms. Downey stated that 
Deputy Chief Parra is ordering personal Translink cards for officers to capture police activity 
on Muni vehicles. 

Mr. Ferrario wanted more information on the F-line incident listed under accidents on the 
July 8 Daily Operations report regarding a motorman who departed from the Geneva Yard 
without the conductor. 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: Thursday, August 6, 2009, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference 
Room 3074, at 5:30 p.m. 

12. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:27 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, August 6, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

GOVERNMENT 
Finance and Administration (FAC) DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman) and Griffith Humphrey 

AUG - 3 2009 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 
Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and NormarSAiNf^RANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 
Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, August 6, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 

■ 


Estimated j 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of July 9, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 




3. 


Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Citizens' Advisory Council on 
matters that are within the CAC's jurisdiction and are not on today's 
calendar. 




4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 




5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 






Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


West Portal Rail Accident (Discussion/Action) Jim Dougherty 




7. 


Operator Absenteeism (Discussion/Action) Samuel Lau 




Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 




9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 090715.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA post the Baby Stroller 
Policy at all Muni Metro stations and at the SFMTA Web site. 

The SFMTA CAC further recommends that the Baby Stroller Policy be 
revised as follows: 

1. It is the parent's decision as to whether the child is safer in the 
stroller or being held by the parent, as the parent would know the 
capabilities the particular stroller that he/she is bringing on board 
the vehicle. 









1 


2. If the child is left in the stroller: 

a. The stroller must have brakes. If it is a stroller without 
brakes, it must be folded up, and the child must be held by 
the parent. 

b. The child must be strapped down or belted within the 
stroller. 

c. Whether sitting or standing, the parent must keep one hand 
on the stroller to prevent it from moving in the event of 
sudden stops. 

3. Strollers will only be allowed on vehicles and trains when there is 
room. Travel during commute hours (weekdays 5 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 
7 p.m.) is discouraged (and may be refused) and restricted to only 
those transit vehicles without crowding issues. 

4. Strollers cannot block the pathway of people moving to and from the 
exits at anytime. It is recommended and permissible to fold up the 
seats in the wheelchair securement area for strollers, provided there 
are no wheelchair customers needing the space or passengers 
needing seats. 

5. Strollers are not allowed on station escalators. 




10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 




11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 

Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, September 3, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 




12. 


Adjournment 





Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701.4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 

http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 







City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Regular Meeting Minutes 



GOVERNMENT 



Thursday, August 6, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 DOCUMENTS DEPT 



San Francisco, California 



OCT - 7 2009 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call SAN FRANCISCO 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Griffith 
Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Janel Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent, 
Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Mary Burns, Art Cimento and Susan Vaughan 

2. Adopt minutes of July 9, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of July 9: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, Weaver, 

Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Cimento, Riessen and Vaughan 

3. Public Comment: none 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that Susan Vaughan, Supervisor Eric Mar's CAC appointee, will 
begin participating in CAC meetings this September. 

Chairman Murphy stated that he appeared on television and radio regarding the July 18 
West Portal rail accident. While accidents are being blamed on the SFMTA's on-time 
performance, the number of accidents has actually decreased as the service has become 
more reliable. He noted that safety issues were being questioned by the media, but on the 
other hand, transit is the safest way to get around the city. 

Chairman Murphy reminded the CAC that e-mails sent to the entire CAC are public 
documents. Chairman Murphy stated that open government rules apply to committees as 
well as to the Council. Should a quorum of Council members attend a committee meeting, 
then it is declared a committee of the whole, which is covered by the boilerplate of the 
committee meeting notices. 

Greg Riessen arrived at 5:50 p.m. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 
The staff report was provided. 



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Regarding Information Request 090720-09, Chairman Murphy asked about parking 
violations that could be applied to stalled vehicles that block transit. 

Regarding Information Request 090720-10, Joan Downey stated that she witnessed the July 
13 accident. The bicyclist was struck by the automobile not the LRV. Sam Lau, deputy 
chief operations officer, Muni Operations, stated that he will investigate the incident. 

Regarding Information Request 090709-01, Steve Ferrario asked why the June 3 Automatic 
Train Control System delay was missing from the Daily Operations Report. Sam Lau stated 
that he would report the error to the Operations Control Center. 

Regarding Information Request 090720-08, Dan Weaver wanted additional information 
regarding the remedy of the missing K/T trains on June 3. Chairman Murphy stated that 
the L and S lines were missing from the priority list. Jamison Wieser stated that the S Line 
was not listed because it was not a running line. Mr. Wieser asked why the J Line, with its 
low ridership, was assigned the highest priority. Regarding June 3, Sam Lau stated that the 
missing train problem was due to a shortage of operators, the general signup and training. 
He stated that line prioritization, a formula to resolve last minute shortages, was developed 
based on the City's terrain and not on ridership. The J, M and N lines are difficult to 
motorize. The J Line route has multiple hills and turns. Motorizing the M and N lines is 
challenging, due to the traffic-congested Lincoln Way bus route, the volume of college 
customers and safety concerns. The Third Street route is flat, straight and easy to 
motorize. When T trains service ball games, the K Line is motorized. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that the Saint Francis Circle reconstruction project should include a third 
track for flexibility. He stated that it makes sense to run a K/L shuttle with an M stem in 
order to avoid bus backups at the West Portal Station. Transfers are being issued with 
wrong dates. Chairman Murphy assigned the issue of wrong dates on transfers to the 
OCSC. 

6. West Portal Rail Accident (Discussion/Action) Jim Dougherty 

Jim Dougherty, chief safety officer/director, Transportation Safety, stated that on Saturday, 
July 18, at 2:50 p.m., an operator switched his train from automatic to manual control 
without permission. It was reported that the operator then "blacked out." As a result, his 
train collided with the preceding train. There were no fatalities. The customers that were 
hospitalized were released, most of them on the same day. The National Transportation 
Safety Board (NTSB) has not yet identified any mechanical failures. The NTSB and the 
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have completed their investigation. The 
SFMTA Transportation Safety Division will prepare a final accident report. Some of the 
details are still under investigation and cannot be disclosed at this time. Mr. Dougherty 
stated that he will provide the NTSB, the CPUC and the SFMTA reports to the CAC when 
they become available. 



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Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that the "dead man" train feature should be redesigned. 

7. Operator Absenteeism (Discussion/ Action) Samuel Lau 

Samuel Lau, deputy chief operations officer, Muni Operations, reviewed the various 
categories of absenteeism. Division superintendents track patterns of sick leave abuse. 
Long-term absences have been reduced from 300 to a monthly average of 140 to 160. 

The extra board for covering absenteeism is at nine percent. At least 190 more operators 
are needed to cover existing service and to fill an optimum 21 percent extra board. Since 
2008, operators hired have outnumbered operators lost to attrition. Night training has been 
added. Rail operators are being cross-trained to drive both F Line cars and LRVs. If 
operators are not available, the dispatcher resolves shortages by offering operators 
overtime to work their regular days off. 

Steve Ferrario stated that the Operations Division and labor relations should discuss 
dropping the requirement that rail applicants need to have bus driving experience. 

Joan Downey stated that absentee reports should separate scheduled absences from 
unscheduled absences. Sam Lau will provide a quarterly report on absenteeism. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that staff needs to define the terms for paid and unpaid time in view of 
budget costs, requisition control and filling daily transit service. The SFMTA should look at 
policies of other departments that have reduced long-term absenteeism. 

8. Committee Reports: 

none 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Greg Riessen departed at 8 p.m. 

Motion 090715.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA post the Baby Stroller Policy at all Muni 
Metro stations, on SFMTA vehicles, on the SFMTA map and on the SFMTA Web site and 
that operators be trained in the new stroller policy. 

The SFMTA CAC further recommends that the Baby Stroller Policy be revised as follows: 

1. It is the parent's decision as to whether the child is safer in the stroller or being held 
by the parent, as the parent would know the capabilities of the particular stroller 
that he/she is bringing on board the vehicle. 

2. If the child is left in the stroller: 

a. The stroller must have brakes. If it is a stroller without brakes, it must be 
folded up, and the child must be held by the parent. 



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Thursday, August 6, 2009 

b. The child must be strapped down or belted within the stroller. 

c. Whether sitting or standing, the parent must keep one hand on the stroller to 
prevent it from moving in the event of sudden stops. 

3. Strollers will only be allowed on vehicles and trains when there is room. Travel 
during commute hours (weekdays 5 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.) is discouraged (and 
may be refused) and restricted to only those transit vehicles without crowding 
issues. 

4. Strollers cannot block the pathway of people moving to and from the exits at 
anytime. It is recommended and permissible to fold up the seats in the wheelchair 
securement area for strollers, provided there are no wheelchair customers needing 
the space or passengers needing seats. 

5. Strollers are not allowed on station escalators. 
Public Comment 

Jane Bolig stated that the word "parent" should be replaced with the word "caregiver." 

Chairman Murphy moved to amend Motion 090715.02, replacing the word "parent" with the 
word "caregiver." Without objection the Motion 090715.02 was amended to read as 
follows: 

Motion 090715.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA post the Baby Stroller Policy at all Muni 
Metro stations, on SFMTA vehicles, on the SFMTA map and on the SFMTA Web site and 
that operators be trained in the new stroller policy. 

The SFMTA CAC further recommends that the Baby Stroller Policy be revised as follows: 

1. It is the caregiver's decision as to whether the child is safer in the stroller or being 
held by the caregiver, as the caregiver would know the capabilities of the particular 
stroller that he/she is bringing on board the vehicle. 

2. If the child is left in the stroller: 

a. The stroller must have brakes. If it is a stroller without brakes, it must be 
folded up, and the child must be held by the caregiver. 

b. The child must be strapped down or belted within the stroller. 

c. Whether sitting or standing, the caregiver must keep one hand on the stroller 
to prevent it from moving in the event of sudden stops. 

3. Strollers will only be allowed on vehicles and trains when there is room. Travel 
during commute hours (weekdays 5 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.) is discouraged (and 
may be refused) and restricted to only those transit vehicles without crowding 
issues. 

4. Strollers cannot block the pathway of people moving to and from the exits at 
anytime. It is recommended and permissible to fold up the seats in the wheelchair 

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securement area for strollers, provided there are no wheelchair customers needing 
the space or passengers needing seats. 

5. Strollers are not allowed on station escalators. 

On motion to adopt Motion 090715.02 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, Weaver, 

Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Cimento, Riessen and Vaughan 

10. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Ruth Wheeler stated that the Parking and Traffic Division should focus on resolving the 
traffic backup caused by the Concourse Parking Garage. 

Joan Downey asked about the effect of missing runs on service runs and on-time 
performance. 

Jamison Wieser stated that the Translink card works on BART. Mr. Wieser asked that the 
CAC formulate a letter urging the S.F. Board of Supervisors to approve funding to 
rehabilitate historic streetcars. Chairman Murphy referred the matter to the EMSC. Mr. 
Wieser stated that buses using the F Line terminus at Castro Plaza to turn around are 
knocking over the bollards. Sam Lau stated that he will investigate. Mr. Wieser stated that 
the CAC should get an update on fare inspections, policing and the streamlining of fare 
instruments. Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to the CAC. 

Dan Weaver asked for a copy of the written agreement between the SFMTA and Clear 
Channel Outdoors that specify the requirements for the cleaning and the maintenance of 
Muni shelters and boarding islands. 

Steve Ferrario stated that the rollout of new shelters should be postponed until after a post- 
rainy season review of the practicality of the preliminary shelter's design. Chairman Murphy 
assigned the matter to the PMC. 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: September 3, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

Update on fare inspections, policing and the streamlining of fare instruments. 

12. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City and County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

GOVERNMENT 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

for 
Thursday, September 3, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. SEP - 1 2009 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth 

Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman) and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

« 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 



CISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, September 3, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of August 6, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 




3. 


Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council on 
matters that are within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's 
calendar. 




4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 




5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 




Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Service Changes (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 




Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Committee Reports 




8. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 




9. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 

Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 




10. 


Adjournment 





Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701. 4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice 

The Citizens' Advisory Meeting for Thursday, September 3, 2009 

"Has Been Cancelled" 

One South Van Ness Avenue, Third Floor 
San Francisco, CA 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth 

Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

® 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 



09-01-0 9 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

SEP - 1 2009 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

GOVERNMENT 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEFT 

for 

Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. SEP 2 8 2009 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California S AN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth 

Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman) and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

8 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 



CISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING ft TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of August 6, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 




3. 


Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council 
on matters that are within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's 
calendar. 




4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 




5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 




Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Service Changes (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 




7. 


Taxi Medallions (Discussion/Action) Chris Hayashi 




Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Taxicab Committee and Council Committee Structure 

(Discussion/Action) 




9. 


Committee Reports 




10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 




11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 

Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 




12. 


Adjournment 






- ■ 





Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701.4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darby(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 



Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

NOV 1 9 2009 



Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:38 p.m. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Steve Ferrario, Griffith 
Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel Sterbentz, 
Susan Vaughan, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Dorris Vincent and Ruth 
Wheeler 

2. Adopt minutes of August 6, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of August 6: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vaughan, 

Weaver and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Vincent and Wheeler 

3. Public Comment: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy welcomed Susan Vaughan as a new CAC member, appointed by 
Supervisor Eric Mar. 

There has been a lawsuit between California transit providers and the State of California 
regarding funds provided through the State Transit Assistance program. The SFMTA's 
allotment was $170 million. The California Supreme Court upheld the lower court ruling 
that funds approved by voters for public transit have been illegally diverted for other uses 
by the State of California. 

Members of the SFMTA CAC attended the August 27 retirement farewell for Peter Straus in 
recognition of his years of service. 

The landscaping along the Green Maintenance Facility will be restored when the Department 
of Public Works repairs broken plumbing at the Balboa Park Station. 

The CAC will continue to pursue changes to the SFMTA's policy on baby strollers. The CAC 
recommended a revised policy that would put the responsibility for decision-making on 
caregivers. 



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An additional CAC meeting will be scheduled in October to discuss the Fare Evasion study 
and the Capital budget. 

Passenger counts for June and July have revealed no decline in ridership since the fare 
increase went into affect. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 
The staff report was provided. 

6. Service Changes (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 

Julie Kirschbaum, service planning manager, Transit, stated that the SFMTA will implement 
Muni service changes to help the budget. The service changes are scheduled for December 
5. Service changes are based on Transit Effectiveness Project data analyses and feedback 
from employees and communities. The changes are a combination of service reductions 
and enhancements. Service reductions include discontinuing routes or segments of routes 
with low ridership; decreasing frequency on less crowded routes and ending some routes 
earlier. Service enhancements include adjusting running times, reducing crowding on busy 
routes, expanding limited-stop service and restructuring routes. 

The SFMTA will launch an informational campaign utilizing various means of communication. 

7. Taxi Medallions (Discussion/Action) Jarvis Murray 

Jarvis Murray, manager, Administration, Taxis and Accessible Services, stated that taxi 
staff's goals are to create a medallion plan that will be affordable to drivers, addresses 
issues related to older medallion holders and is good for public service. The preliminary 
plan was not well received. Several town hall meetings have been planned for October to 
discuss options with the industry. The proposed plan did not address medallion sales. 
Steve Ferrario stated that the town hall meeting times should be staggered to gather more 
input from drivers. 

Chairman Murphy expressed disappointment that Ms. Chris Hayashi confirmed her 
attendance, but sent a representative who was not informed about the proposed plan. An 
edified presentation from staff would aid the CAC's understanding of stakeholders' concerns. 

Public Comment 

Hansu Kim stated that people are concerned about how the SFMTA will regulate the taxi 
industry and apply Proposition K. The proposed plan was offensive. The five issues are: 
creating a way for elderly and disabled medallion holders to retire; better opportunities for 
working drivers to obtain medallions; enforcement against illegal taxis and limos; how many 
taxis should operate in the city; and representation. The industry can raise revenue for the 
City. 

Mark Gruberg stated that the fact that medallions have been in the hands of working drivers 
has been a tremendous benefit to drivers and the public for 30 years. Some changes could 
be made, but Proposition K should stay intact. People want to do away with Proposition K 
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Thursday, October 1, 2009 

inducted into the SFMTA. Discussions about improvements to taxi service have been 
pushed aside while the industry argues over the structure of the medallion system. 

Tariq Mehmoud stated that evening town hall meetings are needed because he works 
during the day. Proposition K failed the drivers because it creates medallion holders who 
exploit drivers for money. A law that would ensure the equitable sale and purchase of 
medallions is what taxi drivers, the City and the public want. 

Carl Macmurdo stated that he followed all the rules and waited 14 years for his medallion. 
Only individuals should have medallions. The proposed plan states that medallions, over 
time, would become the property of the SFMTA. SFMTA would lease medallions to the 
highest bidder. This would tear the heart out of the industry. We need to keep the same 
principles as Proposition K; however, with 3200 names on the list, the wait for a medallion 
has become too long. 

Jane Bolig stated that the former Taxi Commission had some good ideas. Let's give the 
SFMTA time to learn and understand the taxi industry. The CAC is a rational counterbalance 
to the urge to do things overnight. There is a lot of contention within the taxi group. The 
CAC can provide to the SFMTA Board knowledge of what the industry is about. The CAC is 
the taxi industry's best hope for thoughtful and progressive change. 

Greg Riessen departed at 8 p.m. 

Dan Weaver moved that town hall meetings be held during evenings and weekends to 
maximize input from drivers. 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that some of the town hall meetings to discuss the 
Taxicab Medallion Policy be scheduled during evenings and weekends in order to receive 
the maximum possible input from stakeholders and the public at large. 

On motion regarding town hall meeting schedules: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver 

and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Riessen, Vincent and Wheeler 

8. Taxicab Committee and Council Committee Structure (Discussion/Action) 

Chairman Murphy stated that there are two things to discuss: creating a Taxi Committee 
and establishing an ad hoc committee to review and consider revisions to the CAC Rules of 
Order. 

Public Comment 

Hansu Kim stated that a CAC Taxi Committee is another example of the industry 
stakeholders being on the outside. There needs to be someone with taxi experience at the 
table. Taxi drivers should be included. Chairman Murphy stated that the City Charter 
specifies how members of the Council are appointed. The CAC will make recommendations 
that are good public policy without favoring one interest over another. 

Jane Bolig stated that a CAC Taxi Committee is an important first step toward developing 
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Tariq Mehmoud stated that a Taxi Committee is another layer to stall the taxi industry from 
moving forward. Chairman Murphy stated that the Council wants to move forward, but 
reasonable people can disagree about what is good for the City. The function of the new 
Taxi Committee is not to slow the process, but to add information to the process in order to 
better inform the SFMTA Board about policies for consideration. The CAC's role is to be 
constructive. 

Mark Gruberg stated that in the regulatory environment for private industry, there is a 
tendency and a danger that discussions center on internal issues rather than on what is 
important to the City and to the public. 

Dan Weaver moved that the CAC establish a Taxi Committee. 

On motion to establish a Taxicab Committee: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver 

and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Riessen, Vincent and Wheeler 

Chairman Murphy appointed Steve Ferrario to serve as chairman of the Taxi Committee and 
Griffith Humphrey and Mary Burns as members. 

Steve Ferrario moved to form an ad hoc committee to review and consider revisions to the 
Rules of Order. 

On motion to establish an ad hoc committee: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver 

and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Riessen, Vincent and Wheeler 

Chairman Murphy volunteered to act as chairman of the committee and appointed Steve 
Ferrario and Jamison Wieser as members. Mr. Ferrario suggested meeting in December. 

Chairman Murphy appointed Susan Vaughan to the FAC. 

Chairman Murphy suggested consolidating some of the CAC committees. Jamison Wieser 
stated that it was premature. Chairman Murphy deferred the question until January 2010. 

Steve Ferrario and Cesar Perez departed at 8:10 p.m. 

9. Committee Reports: 

10. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Dan Weaver requested information on the proper protocol when diesel buses are idling 
while in lay over. He requested that staff provide him with a copy of Exhibit F of the SFMTA 
Transit Shelter Advertisement Agreement. 

Mary Burns requested a report on the number of citations issued at intersections outfitted 
with red-light cameras that are along transit routes. 

Norm Rolfe commented that when announcements of temporary changes to bus routes or 
stops are made, the announcement should also include transfer points and stops that have 
been affected by the change. 

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Jamison Wieser asked why the SFMTA was providing schedules instead of providing real- 
time arrival information in the Google Transit Feed Specification (GTFS). The format 
specifies arrival times. Applications using GTFS are giving inaccurate information. 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Chairman Murphy will schedule a special meeting in October. 

Next regular meeting: November 5, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

12. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City and County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

GOVERNMENT 

Notice of Special Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

for 
Monday, October 19, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. OCT - 9 2009 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth 

Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Griffith Humphrey and Susan Vaughan 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 

Taxicab Committee 

Steve Ferrario (Chairman), Mary Burns and Griffith Humphrey 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta .com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 

The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

a 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 




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CISCO 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Special Meeting 

Monday, October 19, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated ( 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of October 1, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 




3. 


Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council 
on matters that are within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's 
calendar. 




4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 




Staff -Initiated Items 


5. 


Capital Investment Plan Update (Discussion/Action) Frank Markowitz 




6. 


Fare Evasion Study (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 




7. 


Extended Hours Parking Study (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 




Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 




9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 




10. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 

Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 




11. 


Adjournment 





Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701.4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Special Meeting Minutes 

Monday, October 19, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JAN 1 2 2010 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, 
Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Susan Vaughan and Ruth Wheeler 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 
Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 

2. Adopt minutes of October 1, 2009: 

The October 1 minutes were not ready for adoption. 

3. Public Comment: 

Jane Bolig invited the CAC to attend the Taxi Town Hall meetings listed on the SFMTA 
Website. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy appointed Ruth Wheeler to the Taxi Committee. He stated that the first 
meeting will be held on October 26. 

5. Capital Investment Plan Update (Discussion/Action) 

Timothy Papandreou, acting deputy director of Transportation Planning, Sustainable Streets 
Division, stated that the purpose of the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) is to safeguard and 
improve the Agency's physical assets. The capital budget is required to be adopted by the 
SFMTA Board every two years. A comprehensive revision of the CIP is needed to respond 
to the changing economic climate, new funding sources and sustainability. Staff is working 
on a prioritization approach that will be finalized in January/February 2010. Staff will seek 
additional input from the CAC before making recommendations to the SFMTA Board. The 
refined list of projects will be ranked in March. The full CIP will be adopted by June 2010. 

Public Comment 

Jane Bolig asked about a CIP contact person for taxis. Mr. Papandreou responded that the 
contact person would be Chris Hayashi, director of Taxis. 

6. Fare Evasion Study (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 



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Sonali Bose, CFO/director of Finance and Information Technology, stated that 9.5% of Muni 
customers have no valid proof of payment (POP). While backdoor boarding speeds up 
transit, 55% of backdoor customers have no POP. Many customers were not aware that 
POP is required when riding. TransLink customers often don't validate their fare. The 
Security and Enforcement Division will restructure enforcement to improve productivity. 
Transit fare inspector positions remain unfilled due to the budget. 

Public Comment 

Jordan Elias stated that the transit fare inspectors could use TransLink to track their work 
activity. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 0901019.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends, based on the results of the recent completed Proof of 
Payment Study, that the SFMTA focus its efforts on fare enforcement as opposed to 
back door boarding prevention, and that the SFMTA increase its transit fare inspector 
staffing and productivity to accommodate system wide back door boarding, and that the 
SFMTA continue and expand programs that pair Transit Fare inspectors with uniformed 
police officers. The SFMTA CAC further recommends that schedules and deployments of 
fare inspectors be aligned to the times of day and locations where fare evasion is the 
highest, and that the SFMTA consider the use of part-time transit fare inspectors to 
accomplish these goals. 

On motion regarding the results of the Proof of Payment Study: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Vaughan and Wheeler 
Absent - Cimento, Riessen, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, Weaver and Wieser 

7. Extended Hours Parking Study (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, CFO/director of Finance and Information Technology, stated that many cities 
have thriving business activity despite expanded parking meter hours of operation. In 
commercial areas, parking occupancy averages 85% during meter hours of operation. 
Without the meters, there would be no spaces available for parking. The Transportation 
Authority study found parking availability to be more relevant to motorists than parking 
costs. Staff is proposing to extend parking meter hours. The benefits would include 
parking availability, improved customer access to stores and reduced congestion. 

Public Comment 

Jane Bolig stated that extended metering hours will be confusing to citizens. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 0901019.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the proposal for extending 
metering hours, dated October 20, 2009, for a 12 month trial period, and that clear 
signage be placed on the streets and on meters themselves indicating hours of 
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On motion regarding the proposal for extending metering hours: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Vaughan and Wheeler 
Absent - Cimento, Riessen, Rolfe, Sterbentz, Vincent, Weaver and Wieser 

8. Committee Reports: 

9. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Ruth Wheeler asked for information about the number of tickets written per month for 
various offenses. 

10. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: November 5, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

11. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

DebraJ. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth 

Wheeler 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

NOV - 3 2009 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Griffith Humphrey and Susan Vaughan 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 

Taxi Committee 

Steve Ferrario (Chairman), Mary Burns, Griffith Humphrey and Ruth Wheeler 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sf mta .com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

« 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 




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X H FRiNCIStO 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701. 4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darby(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of August 6, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


3. 


Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Service Changes Update (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 


7. 


FY07-FY08 Transportation Quality Review (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 


8. 


FY10 Ql Service Standards (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 


9. 


Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Strategies (Discussion/Action) Marty Mallera 
and Timothy Papandreou 


Council-Initiated Items 


10. 


Committee Reports 


11. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee 

Motion 091019.04 

RECOMMENDATION: that the CAC write a letter to the district captains encouraging each one 
to accept the training that the SFMTA Transit Fare Inspectors Program offers and fully 
participate in the SFPD TransLink Program and cc Chief George Gascon. 


12. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


13. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday December, 3 2009, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 



14. [ Adjournment 



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City and County of San Francisco 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 



Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order /Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JUN-6 2012 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Griffith 
Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Susan Vaughan, Daniel Weaver, Ruth 
Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Steve Ferrario, Norman Rolfe, Janel Sterbentz and Dorris 
Vincent 

2. Adopt minutes of October 1, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of October 1 : Adopted 

Ayes - Bums, Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Vaughan, Weaver, 

Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Ferrario, Rolfe, Sterbentz and Vincent 

The minutes for October 1 9 were not ready for adoption. 

3. Public Comment: 

David Pilpel stated that the CAC should have an update on the budget. Mr. Pilpel stated that the 
SFMTA should recognize Norman Rolfe for his years of public service advocating for transit. 
Chairman Murphy stated that Mr. Rolfe was a transit advocate for long before becoming one of 
the CAC's original members. 

Steve Polk stated that more video cameras are needed in vehicles. The storage period for videos is 
too short for investigations. Evidence could be lost because of the brief retention period. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 



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Chairman Murphy stated that Item 9, regarding Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Strategies, 
would be continued. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 

The staff report was provided. 

Dan Weaver stated that the SFMTA should remind operators about idling buses. Chairman 
Murphy assigned the matter to the EMSC. 

Jamison Wieser stated that alternative parking signage on Fell Street does not address the traffic 
congestion at 9th Avenue, Irving and Lincoln Way. Ruth Wheeler stated that the N Judah and the 
44 O'Shaughnessy lines are frequently trapped in the gridlock. Sue Vaughan stated that staff from 
the museums, the Park and Recreation Department and the Concourse Garage should be invited to 
the discussion. Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to the PMC. 

Ruth Wheeler stated that staffs response to the CAC's stroller policy recommendation was 
wrong. E-mails from the public make valid points about families needing strollers when riding 
transit. The CAC's recommendation would reduce the Agency's liability. The policy should be 
made understandable and conspicuous on the SFMTA Website. Chairman Murphy stated that he 
would appeal to Nathaniel Ford to have Jim Dougherty, director, Security and Safety Division, 
reconsider the CAC recommendation. Sue Vaughan stated that the SFMTA should consider 
vehicles that accommodate strollers. Chairman Murphy assigned the matter of communicating the 
SFMTA stroller policy to the public to the PMC. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel asked about the impact of Proposition E on SFMTA signage. He asked about 
information on the agreement between BART and the SFMTA on fare changes and BART usage 
effective January 1, 2010. 

6. Service Changes Update (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 

Julie Kirschbaum, manager, Service Planning, Transit, presented the customer information 
campaign for the December 5 service changes. Information will be disseminated several ways. 
Transit ambassadors will distribute informational booklets and assist customers with trip 
planning. Ms. Kirschbaum invited the CAC to participate. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel asked about the possibility of incidents occurring as a result of the December 5 
service changes taking place mid-pay period. He asked about changes to the budget due to 
realignment of schedules. He asked if there was a separate environmental review. He asked about 
part-time operators. He asked about contingency plans for vehicle availability in cases of 
oversights. 



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Ms. Kirschbaum stated that during the service changes, staff will work closely with payroll. 

Schedulers found cost savings for the budget. Service enhancements were cleared through the 
Major Environment Analysis of the Planning Department. The use of part-time operators had not 
been implemented. The SFMTA is prepared to make emergency changes. 

Chairman Murphy called item #1 1 

7. FY07-FY08 Transportation Quality Review (Discussion/Action) Bonnie Nelson 

Bonnie Nelson, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, stated that the SFMTA has done a good 
job with data collection and reports. The Agency adopted virtually all the recommendations from 
the FY05-06 audit. Since the audit period there has been improvement in several areas. For 
FY09, although the schedule adherence remains below the goal of 85%, it improved to 73.3%. 
Service hours delivered and operator availability improved. Ridership has increased. Accidents 
are down. Performance has declined in some areas: unscheduled absenteeism among operators, 
miles between road-calls for rail and the vacancy rate for maintenance. 

New recommendations for performance measurements are: automatic passenger counts, scheduled 
trips delivered, fare box recovery, combined SFMTA and the city Controller's surveys, PSR 
resolution timeline calculations, the accident rate being reported system- wide rather than 
separated by bus and LRV, security reporting (fare evasion rate, etc.) and operator grievances 
reported by division. 

Mary Burns departed at 7:50 p.m. 

Joan Downey moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 091105.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the major recommendations for 
performance measurement made in the FY07-08 Transportation Quality Review. 

On motion regarding the recommendations for performance quality review: Adopted 

Ayes - Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Vaughan, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Ferrario, Rolfe, Sterbentz and Vincent 

8. FY09 -10 Ql Service Standards (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 

Travis Fox, service planning manager, Transit, stated that on-time performance climbed to 
73.3%. Schedule service hours delivered increased. Mr. Fox stated that the FY09-10 service 
standards report will be ready for presentation to the CAC in December. 

9. Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Strategies (Discussion/Action) Marty Mellera 
Chairman Murphy continued Item #9. 



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10. Committee Reports: 

None. 

I 1 . Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee 

Motion 091019.04 

RECOMMENDATION: That the CAC write a letter to the district captains encouraging each one 
to accept the training that the SFMTA Transit Fare Inspectors Program offers and fully participate 
in the SFPD TransLink Program and copied to Chief George Gascon. 

Without objection, Chairman Murphy revised recommendation 091019.04 to read as follows: 

RECOMMENDATION: The SFMTA CAC directs the CAC Chairman to write a letter to San 
Francisco Police Chief George Gascon, with copies to the district captains, encouraging each one 
to participate in the training that the SFMTA Transit Fare Inspectors Program offers and fully 
participate in the SFPD TransLink Program. 

On motion to adopt motion 091019.04 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Vaughan, Weaver, 

Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Ferrario, Rolfe, Sterbentz and Vincent 

12. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Joan Downey stated that on Monday, November 2, at 7:30 a.m., southbound on the 47 Van Ness 
line, the operator warned passengers to be careful because needles were found on the seats. What 
is the policy when needles are found on buses? 

Sue Vaughan asked for information about the allocation of American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act funds. 

Greg Riessen asked for information regarding Residential Parking Permit enforcement when cars 
block driveways. 

Cesar Perez departed at 8:15 p.m. 

Joan Downey stated that non-Muni calls to 3 1 1 Customer Service get answered faster than Muni 
calls; however, Muni pays per call. She wanted to know how Muni and non-Muni calls are 
distributed to 3 1 1 staff. She asked for information about the policy regarding stop signs placed 
along Muni routes. 

Jamison Wieser asked for information about the policy regarding payment of fares when a 
TransLink reader is broken. 



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Sue Vaughan asked for a presentation on the implementation of SFpark. Chairman Murphy 
assigned the matter to the PMC. 

13. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: December 3, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

14. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 p.m. 

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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda GOVERNMENT 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 NOV 3 ° 2009 

San Francisco, California 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Members: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth 

Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 

Wieser 

Finance and Administration 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Griffith Humphrey and Susan Vaughan 

Operations and Customer Service Committee 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman), Dorris Vincent and Norman Rolfe 

Taxi Committee 

Steve Ferrario (Chairman), Mary Burns, Griffith Humphrey and Ruth Wheeler 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

« 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # Item 


l - 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of October 19 and November 5, 2009 (Discussion/Action) 


3. 


Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 


4. Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


Staff-Ir 


litiated Items 


6. 1 


Capital Investment Plan Update (Discussion/Action) Frank Markowitz 


7. 


FY10 Ql Service Standards presentation (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 


8. Climate Action Plan and Sustainability strategies (Discussion/Action) Marty Mellera 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Resolution Honoring Norman Rolfe (Discussion/Action) 


10. Committee Reports 

L - 


: 11. | 


Recommendations forwarded from the 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (Discussion/Action) 

Motion 091116.01 

The SFMTA CAC strongly recommends that the SFMTA look into software to automate 
general signups. 

Motion 091116.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Metro maps posted in vehicles and elsewhere 
make it clear that non-key stops are, in fact, stops, and contain the name of the stop. 
The SFMTA CAC further recommends that key stops be designated not by larger icons, 





but by the widely recognized blue ADA icons, indicating wheelchair accessibility. 

Motion 091116.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, until budget is available for new and improved 
signage in Muni vehicles, signs that are explicitly incorrect or out-of-date be removed 
from vehicles. 

Motion 091116.04 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that trilingual etiquette rules be added in rotation to pre- 
recorded voice announcements as such announcements are adopted by the SFMTA's 
vehicle fleet. 


12. 


i ■ — - 

Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


13. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday December, 3 2009, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 


14. 


Adjournment 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 



Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JAN 2 7 2010 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Griffith 
Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Janel Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Daniel Weaver and Jamison 
Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent and Ruth Wheeler 

2. Adopt minutes of October 19 and November 5, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of October 19: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 

On motion to adopt the minutes of November 5: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 

3. Public Comment: 

Jane Bolig stated that the CAC should review the proposed Taxi Industry Reform Options 
before they are presented to the SFMTA Board. CAC members should attend taxi town hall 
meetings. 

David Pilpel stated that he filed an appeal on the SFMTA service changes. 

4. Report of the chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that SFMTA Board Chairman Tom Nolan is working on a tribute to 
Norman Rolfe. Mr. Murphy stated that ED/CEO Nat Ford asks that anyone who spots a 
parking control officer who fails to cite parking violators report the employee to the SFMTA. 
The Chief of Police mandated officer training for ride-along patrols on Muni. Street 
inspectors can issue quality-of-life citations to violators. 

5. Staff report (Discussion/ Action) 
The staff report was provided. 
Public Comment: 



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David Pilpel stated that 58 employees received layoff notices, effective January 23, 2010. 
Chairman Murphy stated that there would be an FAC meeting in January 2010 to review 
budget options. 

6. Capital Investment Plan update (Discussion/Action) Darton Ito 

Darton Ito, manager, Capital Planning, stated that the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) was 
ratified by the SFMTA Board in 2008 with a requirement that the CIP be reviewed and 
adopted every two years. Staff is developing a prioritization system, tied to long-range 
planning goals, as a decision-making tool. The next CIP will include updated individual 
projects, revised funding projections and funding applied to specific projects. Some of the 
capital projects will need to be deferred due to funding delays or other resource 
constraints. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel stated that prioritization should stress reducing operation costs. 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 091203.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Capital Projects Scoring Draft be modified to give 
additional weight to highly cost-effective projects, despite achieving a limited number of 
the goals set forth in the scoring criteria. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion regarding the Capital Projects Scoring Draft and cost-effective projects: Adopted 
Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 091203.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Capital Project Scoring Draft be modified to give 
additional weight to projects that reduce the operating expenses of the Agency. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion regarding the Capital Projects Scoring Draft and reduction in operating expenses: 
Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 

7. FY10 Ql Service Standards presentation (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 

Travis Fox, manager, Organizational Analysis and Reporting, reviewed the FY10 Ql service 
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Sue Vaughan asked about measurements for parking control officers. Joan Downey stated 
that measurements for parking control officers sounded like quotas, and that is not a 
message to circulate. Ms. Downey stated that headways should be listed in the report. 

Chairman Murphy stated that a report on pedestrian injuries should be included. 

8. Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Strategies (Discussion/Action) Marty Mellera 

Marty Mellera, manager, Environmental Design, Capital Programs and Construction, stated 
that the S. F. Board of Supervisors has to develop greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2012. 
The SFMTA has done an outstanding job reducing particulate matter and carbon dioxide 
emissions. The city needs to change commute behaviors. The SFMTA is partnering with 
the Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to interface 
with various groups. 

9. Resolution honoring Norman Rolfe (Discussion/Action) 

Chairman Murphy stated that he would draft a letter recognizing Norman Rolfe. Dan 
Murphy moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 091203.04 

The SFMTA CAC authorizes the Chairman to draft text for a recognition award, on the 
SFMTA CAC's behalf, thanking Norman Rolfe for his nearly ten years of service on the 
SFMTA CAC and his decades of commitment to improving transportation in San 
Francisco and elsewhere. 

Public Comment: 

None 

On motion regarding scoring Capital Projects: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 

10. Committee reports: 

None. 

11. Recommendations forwarded from the 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (Discussion/Action) 

Motion 091116.02 

The SFMTA CAC strongly recommends that the SFMTA look into cost-effective software 
to automate general signups. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion regarding 091116.02: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 



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Motion 091116.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Metro maps posted in vehicles and elsewhere 
make it clear that non-key stops are, in fact, stops, and contain the name of the stop. 
The SFMTA CAC further recommends that key stops be designated not by larger icons, 
but by the widely recognized blue ADA icons, indicating wheelchair accessibility. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion regarding 091116.03: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 

Motion 091116.04 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, until budget is available for new and improved 
signage in Muni vehicles, signs that are explicitly incorrect or out-of-date be removed 
from vehicles. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion regarding 091116.04: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 

Motion 091116.05 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that trilingual etiquette rules be added in rotation to pre- 
recorded voice announcements as such announcements are adopted by the SFMTA's 
vehicle fleet. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion regarding 091116.05: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver and Wieser 
Absent - Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent and Wheeler 

12. Committee members' questions/information requests: (Discussion) 

13. Agenda planning for the next regular meeting scheduled: 

The next regular meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

There will be a special CAC meeting scheduled for January 14, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

14. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m. 



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Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 



Notice 
The Citizens' Advisory Council Meeting for Thursday, January 7, 2010 

"Has Been Cancelled" 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth 

Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

» 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 



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TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
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On Thursday, January 14, 2010, the Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory 
Council shall consider amending their Rules of Order. 

The meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074, at 5:30 p.m. Please 
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1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Janel 

Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth 

Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

a 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 01 -07- 1 0P04 : 1 9 RCVD 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Special Meeting 

Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # Item 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call 



Adopt Minutes of December 3, 2009 (Discussion/ Action) 



Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 



Staff Report (Discussion) 



Structure for CAC Committees and 2010 Work Schedule (Discussion/Action) 

7. Recommendations forwarded from the 
Ad Hoc Rules Committee (Discussion/Action) 

Motion 091203.01 

The SFMTA CAC's Ad Hoc Rules Committee recommends that the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory 
Council revise its Rules of Order by adopting the revised Rules of Order as recommended. 

8. Capital Investment Plan Update (Discussion/Action) 



Report on Taxi Industry Reform Options (Discussion/Action) 



10. 



Committee Reports 



11. 



Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 



12. Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday February 4, 2010, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 



13. Adjournment 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701.4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 
http://www.sfQOv.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 



Minutes 

Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. 



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SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Steve Ferrario, Griffith 
Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Janel Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Daniel Weaver, 
Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent at Roll Call: Joan Downey 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe and Dorris 
Vincent 

2. Adopt minutes of December 3, 2009: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of December 3: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver, 

Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Riessen, Rolfe and Vincent 

3. Public Comment: 

Tariq Mehmood stated that the taxi industry wanted a director, not a dictator. He stated 
that Chris Hayashi did not allow drivers to speak at some meetings. He stated that Ms. 
Hayashi closed the list without notifying drivers. Rights need to be equal for everybody. 

Al Sugatim stated that he tried to apply for a medallion, but the list was closed. Therefore, 
he no longer qualifies for a free medallion nor can he purchase one. He questioned his 
future in the industry. 

Dragani Gupta stated that she had not thought about the list, but she would like to be on it. 
There were signs posted about meetings, but there were no signs to warn about closing the 
list. With all the talk about medallions, drivers should have been given time to sign up. 

Jane Bolig stated that Chris Hayashi spoke on numerous occasions about closing the list, 
and many people signed up. Ms. Bolig stated that Ms. Hayashi proposes to offer medallions 
for sale to applicants on the list based on A-card seniority. Tariq Mehmood had a chance to 
get on the list; therefore, his complaint is moot. 



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4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that he will not be present for the Feb 4 CAC meeting, and he 
appointed Steve Ferrario to be the Chairman in his absence. Chairman Murphy stated that 
he had presented the CAC resolution to Norman Rolfe, and that he would e-mail a copy of 
the resolution to a CAC. SFMTA Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel Ford and SFMTA Board 
Chairman Tom Nolan presented a special recognition to Mr. Rolfe for his service. 

Joan Downey arrived at 5:42 p.m. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 

The staff report was provided. 

Joan Downey stated that the instructions from Deputy Chief John Murphy regarding the 
police patrolling SFMTA properties are vague. She requested a copy of the Proof of 
Payment training. Roberta Boomer, board secretary, SFMTA, stated that she would provide 
a copy of the topics covered in the training. 

Public Comment 

None. 

6. Structure for CAC Committees and 2010 Work Schedule (Discussion/Action) 

Chairman Murphy stated that, because of staff limitations and increasing CAC business, the 
CAC will be limited to the Council and four committees. The PMC has been eliminated, and 
its responsibilities will be handled by the EMSC and the OCSC. A calendar had been drafted 
to tailor the number of meetings. The CAC and committees will be busy during the first 
quarter of 2010 with the FY10 budget deficit, the FY11 and FY12 budgets, the fiscal 
emergency, taxi reform options and service standards. The SFMTA Board will act on budget 
items in April. Under Proposition A, the Board must adopt a balanced budget by May 1. 

Chairman Murphy stated that if committees have not already done so, their regular meeting 
times should be agendized and adopted. 

Public Comment 

None. 

7. Recommendations forwarded from the Ad Hoc Rules Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Roberta Boomer 

Chairman Murphy stated that an Ad Hoc Committee was formed to make improvements to 
the CAC Rules of Order. Roberta Boomer, secretary, SFMTA Board, provided an overview of 
the revisions. 

Joan Downey moved to adopt the revisions to the CAC Rules of Order as recommended by 
the Ad Hoc Rules Committee. Ms. Boomer stated that clerical errors will be corrected. 

Public Comment: 

None. 



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On motion to adopt revisions to the CAC Rules of Order as recommended by the Ad Hoc 
Rules Committee: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz, Vaughan, 

Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Riessen, Rolfe and Vincent 

8. Report on Taxi Industry Reform Options (Discussion/Action) Chris Hayashi 

Chris Hayashi, director of Taxis, stated that the reform options are being developed. Steve 
Ferrario stated that there will be a special Taxi Committee meeting on January 28 to review 
the proposed reform options. The options will be reviewed by the SFMTA Board. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

9. Committee Reports: 

10. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Sue Vaughan: 

She asked about the coordination between the deployment of SFPD patrols onboard 
vehicles and SFMTA proof of payment officers. 

Requested a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between the SFPD and the 
SFMTA. 

She asked about cost recovery for motor coaches dispatched to transport SFPD 
personnel to citywide events. 

She asked about the bicycle signal for the Panhandle path at Fell and Masonic Streets. 

She stated that she would like to hear a presentation of the Peak Oil Preparedness Task 
Force. Chairman Murphy stated that the matter would be heard at a future CAC 
meeting. 

Dan Weaver stated that the signs at the Jules Avenue and Dorado Terrace key stop which direct 
people to the high level platform need to be cleaned of graffiti. 

Mary Burns: 

Requested a copy of the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report 
for the Central Subway Chinatown extension. 



Joan 



She stated that the flashing red signal at St. Francis Circle is out of sync. 

Downey: 

She asked about the maintenance schedule for Global Positioning System (GPS) on 
vehicles and NextBus transmission to the central computer. 

She asked for information contained in the Daily Operations report on not-outs 
regarding buses being pulled from the 47 Van Ness line. 

She asked for a report that lists the number of buses scheduled for each line. 

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• She asked about the status on the installation of a crosswalk at the San Francisco 
Arboretum. 

• She asked about the purpose of the pedestrian button on the Great Highway. 
Janel Sterbentz: 

• Ms. Sterbentz recalled that the Nelson/Nygaard report contained information about GPS. 

• She asked for information on SFMTA's policy for improvements to traffic signage in 
response to pedestrian deaths at crosswalks. 

Chairman Murphy asked to verify if the purpose of the pedestrian button on 9 lh Avenue and 
Irving was an audible signal or was it to activate the visual signal for pedestrian count-down. 

Jamison Wieser: 

• Mr. Wieser requested information about the green bike box at Scott and Fell streets. 

• He asked for the status of the Transit Effectiveness Project. 

• He asked about revisions to the Capital Investment Plan. Chairman Murphy assigned 
the matter to the EMSC. 

Steve Ferrario reported a hazardous signal light at Market and Eureka streets. 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: February 4, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

Steve Ferrario stated that the February 4 CAC agenda will include the taxi reform options, 
the budget and the Declaration of Emergency FY 11/12. He encouraged CAC members to 
attend the Taxi Committee meeting on January 28 and the FAC meeting tentatively 
scheduled for January 26. 

12.Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Janel Sterbentz, Susan 

Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Counci 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

ffi 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Regular Meeting 



Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item # 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 



Item 



2. Adopt Minutes of January 14, 2010 (Discussion/Action) 






Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 



Report of the Chairman (Discussion) 



5. 



Staff Report (Discussion) 



Staff-Initiated Items 



Report on Taxi Industry Reform Options (Discussion/Action) 

Recommendations from the Taxi Committee 

Motion: 100126.04 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board approve the Taxi Medallion Sales Pilot 
Program as presented by the SFMTA staff. 



FY10 Budget (Discussion/Action) 

Recommendations from the Finance and Administration Committee 

Motion: 100126.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the staff recommendations as 
of January 26, 2010, for cost savings and revenue increases. The SFMTA CAC further 
recommends that the SFMTA Board extend parking meter hours to evenings and 
weekends and seek additional parking related charges sufficient to preempt all additional 
service cuts for the fiscal year 2010. 

Motion: 100126.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board lobby the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission to defund the Oakland Airport connector project and apply San Francisco's 
share of these funds to preventative maintenance of the SFMTA revenue vehicle fleet. 



8. Declaration of FY11/12 Fiscal Emergency (Discussion/Action) 

Recommendation forwarded from the Finance and Administration Committee 

Motion: 100126.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board not adopt the Declaration of Fiscal 
Emergency for the FY11/12 budget unless members of the Board of Directors find that they 
have exhausted options for additional revenue, including, but not limited to, expansion of 
parking meter hours and placing revenue raising ballot measures on the San Francisco 
Ballot. 



Council-Initiated Items 



9. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 



10. Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday March 4, 2010, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 



11. 



Adjournment 









Disability Access 

This mooting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701.4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
let, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http : //www . sf mta . com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ici.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 
htt p://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . - 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

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Minutes 

Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Vice Chairman Steve Ferrario called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. 



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SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, 
Greg Riessen, Janel Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Ruth 
Wheeler 

SFMTA CAC members absent at Roll Call: Art Cimento and Griffith Humphrey 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Joan Downey, Daniel Murphy and Jamison Wieser 

2. Adopt minutes of January 14, 2010: 

The minutes were continued. 

3. Public Comment: 

Aaron Goodman expressed concern regarding a project that crowded three transit stops into 
a Park Merced office complex. He stated that the service cuts to the 17, 28, 88 and M lines 
left the Park Merced community with insufficient transportation. There should be more 
outreach regarding transit modifications. 

4. Report of the Chairman: 

Vice Chairman. Ferrario stated that Chairman Daniel Murphy is out of San Francisco on 
business. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 
The staff report was provided. 

6. Report on Taxi Industry Reform Options (Discussion/Action) Chris Hayashi 

Griffith Humphrey arrived at 5:35 p.m. 

Chris Hayashi, deputy director, Taxi Services, stated that Proposition A created a way to 
reform the distribution of medallions. The pilot project will qualify drivers who are at least 
70 years old to sell their medallions to drivers on the current medallion list. Additionally, the 
SFMTA presently holds 30 medallions to be reissued. Those on the list can opt to buy a 



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medallion or wait for a free medallion. After that, an opportunity to purchase medallions 
will be afforded A Permit drivers based on seniority. SFMTA would control medallion pricing 
and transactions. From the proceeds, 15% would go to the SFMTA and 5% to a driver 
fund. The proposal is a transitional solution to reduce the number of elderly medallion 
holders, to foster flexibility in the decision-making and to give a short deadline to observe 
and report the lessons learned. There will be a report at the project's end with 
recommendations for permanent solutions. 

Art Cimento arrived at 5:50 p.m. 

Public Comment 

Barry Korengold stated that the SF Cab Drivers Association was in favor of the proposal. 

Jane Bolig stated that the proposal was a consensus of the industry. Drivers did not get 
exactly what they wanted, but they gained something that they could live by. 

Carl Macmurdo stated that the Medallion Holder Association supports the proposal. There is 
an urgent need for an exit strategy. 

Charles Rathbone stated that, while the plan was not what drivers asked for, drivers 
participated in the process and are supportive. 

Auduss Sluggy stated that whoever has the money would buy. He stated that he makes 
$100 per day. 

David Trotman expressed doubt about the proposal. 

John Han stated that transferability might not be so bad under a pilot program. He 
expressed doubt that voters understood Proposition A. 

Ruach Graffis stated that putting people into debt is criminal. Members of the industry had 
ideas that were sidestepped. 

Joe Morapal stated that the SFMTA is infusing millions of dollars into the industry that will 
boost the meter rate, gate fee and other costs. 

Mark Gruberg stated that this is unfair. For every medallion purchased, there would be one 
less medallion attainable for drivers who cannot afford to pay $250,000. The number of 
available medallions is understated. 

Dave Barro stated that he supports Proposition K. He is opposed to the proposal. 

Motion 100126.04 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board approve the Taxi Medallion Sales 
Pilot Program as presented by the SFMTA staff on February 4, 2010. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100126.04: The motion was adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Riessen, Sterbentz, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 

Nayes - Humphrey and Vaughan 

Absent - Downey, Murphy, Perez and Wieser 

Janel Sterbentz departed at 6:30 p.m. 



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7. FY10 Budget (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose and Julie Kirschbaum 

Sonali Bose, CFO/director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that the $120 million 
budget deficit resulted from expenditures and reduced revenue from the state, the general 
fund, advertisement and parking. The Board of Supervisors added enhancements that were 
not funded. Some cuts to staff were delayed or not pursued. The SFMTA Board approved 
the purchase of catastrophic insurance. Proposed solutions for the deficit include: moving 
10% of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to operations; 
realigning operator schedules; cutting services for special events; vendor give backs; staff 
reductions; medallion sales; labor concessions; charging customer service fees for 
transactions available online, by mail or through retail outlets; increasing citations; 
increasing Residential Parking Permits; and increasing fares. 

Ms. Bose stated that should the BART Oakland Airport Extension Project fall short of FTA's 
requirements for ARRA funds, the SFMTA could potentially get $17.5 million for preventive 
maintenance and repairs. 

Julie Kirschbaum, manager, Service Planning, Transit, stated that the SFMTA is developing 
service modification proposals that are designed to save 300,000 hours of service. The 
proposed changes are different than the December 2009 service changes, which 
redistributed resources to congested lines and eliminated service on lines that have a high 
cost per passenger. Proposed changes entail reducing frequencies and ending routes early. 
The modifications will be implemented on May 1. 

Public Comment 

Aaron Goodman expressed concerns about cuts to the 17 Park Merced line. Two 
communities were left without access to transit when the 88 BART Shuttle was eliminated. 
The SFpark program lacked information about approaches to increase revenue. He stated 
that there is a safety issue at ticket-purchasing booths. 

David Pilpel asked what would happen if the SFMTA Board does not act. He asked about 
the level of fare increase needed to stave off service modifications. Proposed owl services 
have horrendous wait times and are not worthwhile. The first motion makes sense (Motion 
100126.01). 

Mark Christianson expressed concern about disproportionate service changes in 
neighborhoods and proposed changes to fares, fees and fines. 

Motion 100126.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the staff recommendations 
as of January 26, 2010, for cost savings and revenue increases. The SFMTA CAC 
further recommends that the SFMTA Board extend parking meter hours to evenings 
and weekends and seek additional parking related charges sufficient to preempt all 
additional service cuts for the fiscal year 2010. 



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Motions were made by CAC members to amend Motion 100126.01 as follows: change the 
date from January 26 to February 4; add the language "but not for the proposed service 
cuts;" and sever and make into a second motion using the language "The SFMTA CAC 
further recommends that the SFMTA Board extend parking meter hours to evenings and 
weekends and seek additional parking related charges sufficient to preempt all additional 
service cuts for the fiscal year 2010." 

The motion as amended reads as follows: 

Motion 100126.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the staff recommendations 
as of February 4, 2010, for cost savings and revenue increases, but not for the proposed 
service cuts. 

On motion to amend Motion 100126.01: The amendments were adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Riessen, Weaver, Wheeler, Vaughan and 

Vincent 

Absent - Downey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz and Wieser 

Sue Vaughan moved to amend the amended Motion 100126.01 as follows: delete the 
language, "but not for the proposed service cuts" and insert the language, "with the 
exception of proposed fare increases and service reductions." The motion as amended 
reads as follows: 

Motion 100126.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the staff recommendations 
as of February 4, 2010, for cost savings and revenue increases, with the exception of 
proposed fare increases and service reductions. 

On motion to amend the amended Motion 100126.01: The amendment failed adoption. 
Ayes - Riessen, Cimento, Vaughan and Vincent 
Nayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Weaver and Wheeler 
Absent - Downey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz and Wieser 

The motion as amended reads as follows: 

Motion 100126.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the staff recommendations 
as of February 4, 2010, for cost savings and revenue increases, but not for the proposed 

service cuts. 

On motion to approve Motion 100126.01 as amended: The motion was adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Riessen, Weaver, Wheeler and Vincent 

Nayes - Vaughan 

Absent - Downey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz and Wieser 

Vice Chairman Ferrario asked for a discussion to develop a motion (100204.01) from the 
following language severed from Motion 100126.01: "The SFMTA CAC further recommends 
that the SFMTA Board extend parking meter hours to evenings and weekends and seek 



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additional parking related charges sufficient to preempt all additional service cuts for the 
fiscal year 2010." 

Without objection, Greg Riessen moved to insert the language, "and enforcement efforts." 

Without objection, Ruth Wheeler moved to insert the language, "especially in the SFpark 
pilot areas." 

Public Comment on Motion 100204.01: 

Aaron Goodman stated that he supports fees on traffic impacting the city, especially on 
weekends. 

David Pilpel suggested that the motion could include fare increases to preempt service cuts. 

The recommendation as amended reads as follows: 

Motion 100204.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board extend parking meter hours to 
evenings and weekends, especially in the SFpark pilot areas and seek additional parking 
related charges and enforcement efforts sufficient to preempt all additional service cuts 
for the fiscal year 2010. 

On motion to approve Motion 100204.01 as amended: The motion was adopted. 

Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 

Nayes - Cimento 

Absent - Downey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz and Wieser 

Motion 100126.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board lobby the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to defund the Oakland Airport connector project and apply 
San Francisco's share of these funds to preventative maintenance of the SFMTA revenue 
vehicle fleet. 

Ms. Bose stated that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission granted BART an 
extension to conform to requirements for ARRA funding. If BART is unable to comply, then 
the funds will be reallocated to other transit agencies. 

Without objection, Motion 100126.02 was taken off the table. 

8. Declaration of FY11/12 Fiscal Emergency (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, CFO/director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that if the SFMTA 
Board was to put something on the ballot, and it did not pass, then the Board would need 
to consider other options. The SFMTA Board is expected to declare a fiscal emergency in 
March. 

Public Comment: 

Aaron Goodman suggested taxing institutes that profit from transit. 

David Pilpel stated that the motion was premature. The FAC should hear a presentation 
regarding the FY11/12 operating budget. 



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Thursday, February 4, 2010 

Motion 100126.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board not adopt the Declaration of Fiscal 
Emergency for the FY11/12 budget unless members of the Board of Directors find that 
they have exhausted options for additional revenue, including, but not limited to, 
expansion of parking meter hours and placing revenue raising ballot measures on the 
San Francisco Ballot. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100126.03: The motion failed adoption. 
Ayes - Humphrey, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent and Weaver 
Nayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario and Wheeler 
Absent - Downey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz and Wieser 

9. Committee Reports: 

Dan Weaver requested that the Stroller policy be reviewed by the CAC. 

10. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

• Mary Burns requested information regarding the red-light program. Vice Chairman 
Ferrario asked that staff provide the information requested. 

• Joan Downey requested information about the policy for graffiti removal on vehicles and 
property. Vice Chairman Ferrario asked that staff provide the information requested. 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: March 4, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

12. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:28 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Janel Sterbentz, Susan 

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NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
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Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Janel Sterbentz, Susan 

Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

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Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Janel Sterbentz, Susan 

Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

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Item# 


Item 




1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 




2. 


Adopt Minutes of March 4, 2010 (Discussion/ Action) 


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3. 


Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 




4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) 


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5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 




Staff -Initiated Items 


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6. 


FY 11/12 Operating Budget (Discussion/Action) 

Recommendations from the Finance and Administration Committee: 

Motion: 100401.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board put a measure on the ballot, either on 
its own or in conjunction with the Board of Supervisors, which will raise revenues sufficient 
to reduce the agency's dependence on other city, state, and federal sources for its 
operating budget. 

Motion: 100401.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA exercise its powers under existing labor 
agreements to reinstate the use of part-time transit operators where doing so would reduce 
operating cost. 

Motion: 100401.03 

Whereas other departments of the City and County of San Francisco charge the SFMTA for 
services rendered to the agency, the SFMTA CAC recommends that SFMTA charge the full 
market rate of reserved or non-reserved on-street parking spaces used by other city 
departments, and honor only those free parking placards issued by the SFMTA itself. 









Motion: 100401.04 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that parking meter hours be extended to evenings and 
Sundays where vacancy rates fall below 20%, and that the SFMTA do pilot projects 
extending meter hours in other commercial districts. 

Motion: 100401.05 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA seek enforcement of the existing Planning 
Code provisions that garages and parking lots in C-3 zoned areas charge only hourly rates 
for parking, and that the SFMTA seek to have such provisions applied to garages and 
parking lots citywide. 

Motion: 100401.06 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board add the 1,000 metered spaces being 
recommended by staff for meter installation for FY 2011, and that the SFMTA identify 
another 1,000 spaces for meter installation for FY 2012. 

Motion: 100401.07 

Although the SFMTA CAC prefers to avoid window advertising wraps, given current financial 
circumstances, the SFMTA CAC recommends that such wraps be adopted in preference to 
transit service reductions, and recommends that such wraps should be adopted only for the 
period of the current fiscal crisis. 

Motion: 100401.08 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt a formula setting pass prices at 
a fixed multiple of the cash fare for that particular fare category, with a provision for 
rounding. 

Motion: 100401.09 

The SFMTA CAC recommends adoption of the proposed reduction of work orders with other 
departments, and the proposed increases in cost recovery fees, excluding the 
Translink/Clipper Limited Smart Card fee and the cable car and historic streetcar rental fees. 
The SFMTA CAC also recommends adoption of increases to the disabled placard improper 
use fine and the San Francisco General Hospital daily parking rate. 

Motion: 100401.10 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that transit service reductions be considered the absolute last 
resort for balancing the SFMTA budget. To that end, the SFMTA CAC recommends that as 
much service scheduled for reduction as of May 1, 2010 be restored, or the reductions 
rescinded or avoided. The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board carefully review 
proposed service reductions for their compliance with section 8A.103 (a) of the Charter of 
the City and County of San Francisco. The SFMTA CAC further recommends that proposed 
service reductions be brought before the SFMTA CAC for review and recommendation 
before being implemented or considered by the SFMTA Board. 

Motion: 100401.11 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that parking meter hours be extended to evenings and 
Sundays where vacancy rates fall below 20%, and that the SFMTA do pilot projects 
extending meter hours in other commercial districts. 



7. 


FY 11/12 Capital Budget (Discussion/Action) 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


9. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday May 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 


10. 


Adjournment 




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Minutes 

Monday, April 5, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m. 



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SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy, Greg Riessen, 
Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent at Roll Call: Griffith Humphrey 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez 
and Janel Sterbentz 

2. Adopt minutes of February 4, 2010: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of February 4: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 
Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Perez and Sterbentz 

3. Public Comment: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 
No report. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 
The staff report was provided. 

6. FY 11/12 Operating Budget (Discussion/Action) 

Griffith Humphrey arrived at 5:50 p.m. 

Sonali Bose, CFO/director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that the deficit for 
Fiscal Year 2010 is around $20 to $28 million. The reserve fund balance has been 
exhausted. Changes to the December 1 service modifications increased the deficit because 
funding was not identified. SFMTA's attempts at labor concessions are ongoing. Transit 
operator salaries will increase as mandated by the Charter. Six hundred staff positions will 
be reduced by the end of the fiscal year, including 280 layoffs. On March 30, the Board of 



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Supervisors passed a resolution requesting that the SFMTA create a discount pass for low- 
income youth. 

Ms. Bose gave an overview of the SFMTA's Operating Budget for Fiscal Years 2011 and 
2012. Possible items to resolve the projected budget deficits include: 

o State Transit Assistance 

o Automatic Index Pricing on fares for Fiscal Year 2012 

o Wrapped-window advertisements 

o Installation of at least 1,000 additional parking meters 

o Reduction of department work orders 

o Elimination of free on-street parking for city vehicles 

Ms. Bose will present the SFMTA's Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 
2012 with solutions for projected deficits to the SFMTA Board on April 6. 

Dan Weaver stated that charging for the Translink card is counter productive. Charging for 
paper tickets in order to get people to use the Translink card is useful. Ms. Bose stated that 
the $5 initial fee for the Translink card was set by the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission and is being re-evaluated. 

Jamison Wieser suggested displaying advertisements on paper tickets and designing 
collectable transit cards. 

Sue Vaughan asked about extending parking meter hours. Ms. Bose stated that Sunday 
parking will be evaluated in five pilot areas of the city. 

Dorris Vincent stated that sidewalk parking is prevalent. Ms. Bose stated that safety and 
enforcement issues should be referred to Deputy Chief John Murphy and Director Jim 

Dougherty. 

Motion: 100401.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board put a measure on the ballot, either 
on its own or in conjunction with the Board of Supervisors, which will raise revenues 
sufficient to reduce the agency's dependence on other city, state, and federal sources 

for its operating budget. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.01: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Nayes - Vincent 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA exercise its powers under existing labor 
agreements to reinstate the use of part-time transit operators where doing so would 
reduce operating cost. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

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On motion to adopt Motion 100401.02: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Nayes - None 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.03 

Whereas other departments of the City and County of San Francisco charge the SFMTA 
for services rendered to the agency, the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
charge the full market rate of reserved or unreserved on-street parking spaces used by 
other city departments, and honor only those free parking placards issued by the SFMTA 
itself. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.03: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Nayes - None 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.04 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that parking meter hours be extended to evenings and 
Sundays where vacancy rates fall below 20%, and that the SFMTA do pilot projects 
extending meter hours in other commercial districts. 

Dorris Vincent moved to amend the motion to add the language "preferably in conjunction 
with SFpark." Without objection, Chairman Murphy stated that Motion 100401.04, as 
amended, reads as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that parking meter hours be extended to evenings and 
Sundays where vacancy rates fall below 20%, and that the SFMTA do pilot projects 
extending meter hours in other commercial districts, preferably in conjunction with 
SFpark. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.04 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Nayes - None 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.05 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA seek enforcement of the existing Planning 
Code provisions that garages and parking lots in C-3 zoned areas charge only hourly 



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rates for parking, and that the SFMTA seek to have such provisions applied to garages 
and parking lots citywide. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.05: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Nayes - None 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.06 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board add the 1,000 metered spaces 
being recommended by staff for meter installation for Fiscal Year 2011, and that the 
SFMTA identify another 1,000 spaces for meter installation for Fiscal Year 2012. 

Sue Vaughan moved to amend the motion to include the language "at least." 
Chairman Murphy moved to amend the motion to change the word "add" to "install." 
Ruth Wheeler moved to amend the motion to remove the language "the 1,000 metered 
spaces being recommended by staff for meter installation for Fiscal Year 2011, and that the 
SFMTA identify another 1,000 spaces for meter installation for Fiscal Year 2012" and add 
the language "as possible of the 5,000 staff-identified metered spaces: at least 1,000 
metered spaces in Fiscal Year 2011, and at least 1,000 metered spaces in Fiscal Year 2012." 

Without objection, Chairman Murphy stated that Motion 100401.06, as amended, reads as 

follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board install as many as possible of the 
5,000 staff-identified metered spaces: at least 1,000 metered spaces in Fiscal Year 
2011, and at least 1,000 metered spaces in Fiscal Year 2012. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.06 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Nayes - Burns 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.07 

Although the SFMTA CAC prefers to avoid window advertising wraps, given current 
financial circumstances, the SFMTA CAC recommends that such wraps be adopted in 
preference to transit service reductions, and recommends that such wraps should be 
adopted only for the period of the current fiscal crisis. 

Mary Burns moved to amend the motion to remove the language "the period of the current 
fiscal crisis," and insert the language, "Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012." Without 
objection, Chairman Murphy stated that Motion 100401.07, as amended, reads as follows: 



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Although the SFMTA CAC prefers to avoid window advertising wraps, given current 
financial circumstances the SFMTA CAC recommends that such wraps be adopted in 
preference to transit service reductions, and recommends that such wraps should be 
adopted only for Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.07 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Nayes - Riessen 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.08 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt a formula setting pass prices 
at a fixed multiple of the cash fare for that particular fare category, with a provision for 
rounding. 

Jamison Wieser moved to amend the motion to add the language, "and a formula setting 
the discount cash fares at fixed multiples of the adult cash fare." Without objection, 
Chairman Murphy stated that Motion 100401.08, as amended, reads as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt a formula setting pass prices 
at a fixed multiple of the cash fare for that particular fare category, with a provision for 
rounding, and a formula setting the discount cash fares at fixed multiples of the adult 
cash fare. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.08 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Nayes - None 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.09 

The SFMTA CAC recommends adoption of the proposed reduction of work orders with 
other departments, and the proposed increases in cost recovery fees, excluding the 
Translink/Clipper Limited Smart Card fee and the cable car and historic streetcar rental 
fees. The SFMTA CAC also recommends adoption of increases to the disabled placard 
improper use fine and the creation of a San Francisco General Hospital daily parking 
rate. 

Mary Burns moved to amend the motion to add the language, "for hospital staff." Without 
objection, Chairman Murphy stated that Motion 100401.09, as amended, reads as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends adoption of the proposed reduction of work orders with 
other departments, and the proposed increases in cost recovery fees, excluding the 



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Translink/Clipper Limited Smart Card fee and the cable car and historic streetcar rental 
fees. The SFMTA CAC also recommends adoption of increases to the disabled placard 
improper use fine and the creation of a San Francisco General Hospital daily parking rate 
for hospital staff. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.09 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Nayes - None 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 

Motion: 100401.10 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that transit service reductions be considered the absolute 
last resort for balancing the SFMTA budget. To that end, the SFMTA CAC recommends 
that as much service scheduled for reduction as of May 1, 2010 be restored, or the 
reductions be rescinded or avoided. The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
Board carefully review proposed service reductions for their compliance with Section 
8A.103 (a) of the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco. The SFMTA CAC 
further recommends that proposed service reductions be brought before the SFMTA CAC 
for review and recommendation before being implemented or considered by the SFMTA 
Board. 

Mary Burns moved to amend the motion to add the language, "as possible." Without 
objection, Chairman Murphy stated that Motion 100401.10, as amended, reads as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that transit service reductions be considered the absolute 
last resort for balancing the SFMTA budget. To that end, the SFMTA CAC recommends 
that as much service as possible, scheduled for reduction as of May 1, 2010, be 
restored, or the reductions be rescinded or avoided. The SFMTA CAC recommends that 
the SFMTA Board carefully review proposed service reductions for their compliance with 
Section 8A.103 (a) of the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco. The SFMTA 
CAC further recommends that proposed service reductions be brought before the SFMTA 
CAC for review and recommendation before being implemented or considered by the 
SFMTA Board. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100401.10 as amended: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Nayes - None 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez and Sterbentz 



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Motion: 100401.11 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that parking meter hours be extended to evenings and 
Sundays where vacancy rates fall below 20%, and that the SFMTA do pilot projects 
extending meter hours in other commercial districts. 

Ms. Bose stated that the Board of Directors suggested that staff create a parking pilot to 
extend parking meter hours. Chairman Murphy stated that because the motion has been 
overtaken by events, without objection, he tabled the motion. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

7. FY11/12 Capital Budget (Discussion/Action) 

Frank Markowitz, senior transportation planner, Sustainable Streets Division, stated that the 
two-year Capital Budget has been renamed the Capital Program. He reviewed the status of 
the Fiscal Year 2009 and Fiscal Year 2010 Capital Program. Fiscal Year 2009 actual capital 
expenditures were $88 million as compared to the approved Capital Program expenditure 
limit of $762 million. Revenues were lower than expected. In particular, State Prop IB 
Infrastructure Bonds and the Central Subway federal full-funding agreement were delayed. 
Local sales tax revenues were down. A number of projects were rescoped to fit available 
funding. The operating budget crisis and hiring freeze affected the ability to staff new or 
expanding projects, further delaying progress and expenditures. However, based on year- 
to-date performance, Fiscal Year 2010 capital expenditures are expected to reach $157 
million as compared to the forecasted $353 million for Fiscal Year 2010. 

The proposed Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012 Capital Program includes an 
expenditure limit of $375 million in Fiscal Year 2011 and $377 million in Fiscal Year 2012. 
This will not fully meet capital needs, but is based on expected funding and staff and 
consultant capacity to manage projects and contracts. About $150 million is already under 
contract. Because there are a number of large projects that are maturing and entering 
major construction phases, capital expenditures should increase significantly. For example, 
groundbreaking for the Central Subway project was commenced recently. This project is 
scheduled to complete final design and start full-scale construction over the next two years. 
"State of Good Repair" projects, such as asset rehabilitation and/or replacement projects, 
are expected to be slightly higher than expenditures for "Enhancement and Expansion" 
projects. For example, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding of $72 million 
has been invested in vehicle rehabilitation, fare collection equipment replacement and traffic 
signal upgrades. 

Jamison Wieser departed at 8:04 p.m. 

The Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012 Capital Program will be submitted to the SFMTA 
Board in April for approval. The Capital Program includes assumptions for expenditures for 
major projects and programs. However, it does not itemize each project. That greater level 
of detail will be included in the 5 to 20-year Capital Investment Plan, which is expected to 
be submitted to the SFMTA Board this fall. It will be based on a new prioritization approach 
being developed in close cooperation with the CAC and other stakeholders. 



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Minutes 

Monday, April 5, 2010 

Dan Weaver moved the following recommendation: 

Motion: 100405.11 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board approve the proposed Capital Program 
for Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012. 

On motion urging the SFMTA Board to approve the proposed Capital Program for Fiscal Year 

2011 and Fiscal Year 2012: Failed adoption 

Ayes - Burns, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 

Naycs - Vaughan 

Absent - Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Perez, Sterbentz and Wieser 

Public Comment: 

None. 

8. Committee Reports: 

9. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

10. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Chairman Murphy appointed Vice Chairman Steve Ferrario to serve as chairman of a special 
CAC meeting in April to discuss the Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012 Service 
Standards. 

Next regular meeting: May 6, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

11. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City and County of San Francisco 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 



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Notice of a Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday, April 19, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Janel Sterbentz, Susan 

Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 

GOVERNMENT 
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NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Fr, 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA We*b 



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site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 



Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

a 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 



City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Special Meeting 

Monday, April 19, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 



Item 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call 



Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 



Report of the Chairman (Discussion) 



Staff-Initiated Items 



4. 



FY11 and 12 Service Standards (Discussion/Action) 



5. 



Service Changes (Discussion/Action) 



Council-Initiated Items 

6. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 

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7. Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday May 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 



8. Adjournment 






Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701.4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones. Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 
http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 




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Minutes 

Monday, April 19, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Vice Chairman Steve Ferrario called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. ' V - M -"- 1 ^ UDn "ni 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Steve Ferrario, Griffith 
Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Janel Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and 
Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Daniel Murphy, Greg Riessen 

and Susan Vaughan 

2. Public Comment: 

Branton Burke stated that service modifications infringed on his San Francisco travels. 

3. Report of the Chairman: Steve Ferrario 

Vice Chairman Ferrario stated that Chairman Daniel Murphy was away on business. 

4. Fiscal Year 11 and 12 Service Standards (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox and Julie 

Kirschbaum 

Travis Fox, acting deputy director, Technology and Performance, gave an overview of 
improvements in the proposed Service Standards and Milestones for fiscal years 2011 and 
2012. 

Vice Chairman Ferrario stated that clean vehicles and facilities, working fare boxes and zero 
tolerance for fare evasion favorably impact the customers' perception of the agency. 

Dan Weaver stated that when complaints about diesel buses idling during layovers 
submitted through 311 Customer Service, agents ask callers to provide driver identification. 
Mr. Fox stated that the information is used for operator commendations, training or 
discipline. Julie Kirschbaum, manager, Service Planning, stated that operators are 
instructed not to switch off diesel buses during layovers, due to the noise and energy 
discharged during re-ignition. 

Janel Sterbentz stated that she would like to see goals that would promote safety for 
pedestrians and bikes. 



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Monday, April 19, 2010 

Vice Chairman Ferrario moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 100419.12 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Board of Directors approve and implement the 
proposed Service Standards and Milestones for Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that he would be interested in reports about the affect of service 
reductions on ridership growth. 

Jane Bolig expressed interest in quality-of-life standards for passengers. 

On motion approving Motion 100419.12: Adopted 

Ayes: Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Perez, Sterbentz, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Absent: Cimento, Downey, Murphy, Riessen and Vaughan 

5. Service Changes (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 

Julie Kirschbaum, manager, Service Planning, gave an update on adjustments made by the 
SFMTA Board of Directors to the February 26 service modifications. Transit ambassadors 
will distribute brochures that feature the hours of operation. Service modification 
information will be available on-line. Ms. Kirschbaum invited the CAC members to 
participate as ambassadors. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that the SFMTA Fiscal Year 2012 
budget includes restoring service. 

Ms. Kirschbaum stated that the St. Francis Circle Rail Replacement Project is scheduled to 
start on May 17 and conclude in late summer. During the construction period, subway 
service will be maintained, using trains. The M and K surface service will be provided by 
motor coaches. The M-line bus substitution will be routed away from the construction zone 
to operate along Stern Grove, 19 th Avenue, Winston and Eucalyptus streets. 

Jamison Wieser stated that owl stops should be denoted on transit signs with a symbol 
similar to the logo utilized by Golden Gate, SamTrans and AmTrak. Staff should pursue 
opportunities to transition to service based on the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) 
recommendations. Mr. Wieser asked about stop consolidation. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that 
the agency would be developing an approach to stop consolidation in the future. 

Ruth Wheeler stated that stop consolidation is troublesome for seniors. She asked about 
using vans to serve essential routes with low ridership. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that 
although the TEP identifies vans for future service, resources are currently not available to 
purchase vans. 

Griffith Humphrey asked about utilizing paratransit vans. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that 
paratransit service is contracted out. 



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Monday, April 19, 2010 

Mary Burns expressed concern about the hardship of service modifications on passengers 
traveling to hilly terrain. She moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 100419.13 

WHEREAS, Certain bus lines (the 35, 36, 37, 52, 56, 66 and 67 lines) serve customers in 
extremely hilly areas; and 

WHEREAS, The new 9:30 p.m. last-trip time is not sufficient to serve customers 
returning from evening activities; and 

WHEREAS, There is no alternative service for these areas to take customers to their 
homes in the hills, 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board reinstate the last-trip times to their 
former hour of 11:30 p.m., or alternatively ensure that these lines are the first to be 
reinstated when funds become available to roll back the service changes. 

Public Comment: 

Branton Burke stated that while the media reported a 10% service modification, his 
community is facing a 20% service cut for the 37 Corbett line. He stated that his letter, 
requesting extra service after 6:30 p.m. for the 37 route, was ignored by the Board of 
Supervisors and the SFMTA. 

Ms. Kirschbaum stated that staff reviewed Mr. Burke's proposal. However, his proposal was 
expensive when compared to the proposed service. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that she would 
continue to share Mr. Burke's comments with John Haley, director of Transit Operations. 
Ms. Kirschbaum stated that she appreciated his feedback; however, she is not 
recommending moving forward on his plan at this time. 

Jane Bolig stated that modified weekend schedules reflect late start times. 

On motion approving Motion 100419.13: Adopted 

Ayes: Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Perez, Sterbentz, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 

Nayes: Wieser 

Absent: Cimento, Downey, Murphy, Riessen and Vaughan 

Ruth Wheeler moved the following recommendation: 

Motion 100419.14 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board pass a resolution that, when the 
Operating Budget comes out of its fiscal crisis, or if there is any increase in the budget, 
that restoring service be the first priority, not necessarily to the old schedule, but 
moving towards the TEP recommendations for a full future schedule. 

Public Comment: 

None. 






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Monday, April 19, 2010 

On motion approving Motion 100419.14: Adopted 

Ayes: Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Perez, Sterbentz, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and 

Wieser 

Nayes: None 

Absent: Cimento, Downey, Murphy, Riessen and Vaughan 

6. Council Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Dan Weaver stated that he would like to have a discussion with the new director of the 
Safety, Security and Enforcement Division regarding the stroller policy. 

7. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: May 6, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

8. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:52 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Janel Sterbentz, Susan 

Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

® 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 



Notice of a Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Janel Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dorris 

Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



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NOTES: 

Notices of meeting agendas and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section, 5th floor, and on the SFMTA Web site at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

ffi 415.701.4666 FAX 415.701.4502 



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GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

MAY 1 4 2010 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # Item 









1. Call to Order/Roll Call 



2. Adopt Minutes of January 14, April 1 and 19, 2010 (Discussion/Action) 



3. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the SFMTA Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are | 
within the Council's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 



4. Report of the Chairman (Discussion) 



5. 









8. 



Controller's report on work orders (Discussion/Action) 



SFMTA Limited Scope Performance Audit (Discussion/Action) 



Budget update for FY10, FY11 and FY12 (Discussion/Action) 



Potential revenue options for the November 2010 ballot (Discussion/Action) 



9. Council Members' questions and comments (Discussion) 



10. Agenda planning for the next regular meeting scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday July 3, 2010, 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 



11. Adjournment 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the first floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the third floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART Station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro 
Station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the 71 Haight-Noriega, also the F Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For 
more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415.701.4485/TTY 415.701.4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at 415.701.4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One 
South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on the SFMTA 
Web site at http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 
415.554.7854 or by e-mail at frank darby(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.252.3100, fax 415.252.3112, or visit their Web site at 
http.V/www.sfqov.orq/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 



Minutes 

Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Steve Ferrario, Daniel Murphy, Janel Sterbentz, Dorris Vincent and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent at Roll Call: Griffith Humphrey arrived at 5:50 p.m., 
Susan Vaughan arrived at 5:40 p.m, Daniel Weaver arrived at 6:08 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen and Ruth Wheeler 

2. Adopt Minutes of January 14, April 5 and 19, 2010: 

On motion to approve the minutes of January 14, April 5 and April 19: unanimously 

adopted. 

(Absent: Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Susan Vaughan, Daniel Weaver and 

Ruth Wheeler) 

3. Public Comment: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that he attended the June 1 meeting of the SFMTA Board of 
Directors, at which the Board approved parking restrictions at Coit Tower. He reminded the 
Board of previous CAC Coit Tower recommendations. In addition, he spoke about CAC 
recommendations to place revenue measures on the ballot. 

He stated that Chairman Tom Nolan inquired about the relationship between CAC and 
SFMTA staff. Chairman Nolan asked about staff responses to CAC recommendations. 
Chairman Murphy stated that two seats remain unfilled on the Board. Director Jerry Lee 
replaced James McCray as vice chairman. Joan Downey asked that members of the Board 
of Directors be invited to CAC meetings. 

Joan Downey stated that the 39 Coit route should be marketed to boost visits to Coit Tower. 
Jamison Wieser suggested that buses dedicated to the 39 Coit route could be wrapped with 
Coit Tower advertisements. Chairman Murphy referred the matter to the OCSC. 



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Public comment: 

None. 

5. Controller's report on work orders (Discussion/Action) 

Sonali Bose, CFO/director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that during the FY 
2010 budget process, the City Controller was asked to identify $2 million in savings in work 
orders for the SFMTA. The City Controller reviewed work orders at the June 1 Board 
meeting. The Controller's findings revealed that several work orders lacked written 
agreements and had sparse billing documentation, and that the allocation of funds for the 
SFMTA had not been increased in compliance with the Charter. In light of the findings, the 
Controller supports the SFMTA 's need for written agreements. Executive Director/CEO Ford 
directed Ms. Bose to send letters to city departments regarding the Controller's 
recommendations to have written agreements, quarterly billing and supporting 
documentation in order to receive payment. Ms. Bose stated that the SFMTA Board of 
Directors asked about enforcement of non-compliant city departments. The Controller 
stated that he would serve as the arbitrator if there were disagreements. Ms. Bose will 
provide reports regarding departments' compliance status. Ms. Bose stated that Proposition 
E provided an incremental allocation in the General Fund for the SFMTA when new transit 
service is established. The 2008 funding increase for the T Third Line was inadequate. The 
San Francisco Board of Supervisors' request to reduce work orders by $2 million will be 
accomplished by increasing the SFMTA allocation from the General Fund. 

Joan Downey asked about the rainy day reserve fund. Ms. Bose stated that the Board of 
Directors used the reserve fund in FY 2009 and 2010 to minimize service cuts. 

Dorris Vincent asked about state funds restored to transit agencies. Ms. Bose stated that 
for FY 2011 and 2012, the state restored half of the funding. 

Art Cimento stated that Muni has become a piggy bank that funds other departments. He 
asked about the comparison of market rates for services to the rates of city work orders. 
Ms. Bose stated that the SFMTA does not have the ability to contract out for 
services provided by city departments. 

Steve Ferrario asked about police officers assigned to the SFMTA. Ms. Bose stated that 
there are officers assigned for the SFMTA Muni Response Team, the canine detail, the taxi 
detail and the traffic division. Some of the police services are provided on an overtime 
basis. 

Art Cimento stated that he'd like the Controller to provide a quarterly payment statement 
and an end-of-year report reflecting how much money was transferred that did not comply 
with the requirements for written agreements and billing documentation. 

Motion 100603.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that both the SFMTA and the Controller comply with 
and adopt as policy the recommendations of the Controller's Compliance Review of 
the Agency's Work Orders for Fiscal Year 2008-09. 



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The SFMTA CAC also recommends that services be reviewed for reasonableness of 
cost and quality of service, comparing those costs and service levels to similar 
services available from non-City sources, and that the SFMTA seek to have services 
provided on an overtime basis only when it is reasonable or cost-effective to do so. 

The SFMTA CAC also requests to be informed, on an annual basis, of monies 
transferred from the SFMTA to other city departments in a manner not compliant with 
the Controller's recommendations. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

On motion regarding the Controllers Compliance Review: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wieser 

Absent - Perez, Riessen and Wheeler 

6. Budget update for FY10, FY11 and FY12 (Discussion/Action) 

Sonali Bose, CFO/director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that should the 
Transportation Workers Union 250A vote to accept the proposed concessions, then the 
Transportation Authority (TA) will release $7 million so that some of the service cuts could 
be restored. The SFMTA would then be able to reinstate a portion of the service cuts upon 
completion of the St. Francis Circle project. 

Sue Vaughan asked about owl service. Ms. Bose stated that staff is reviewing owl service 
and some of the community: routes and crowded lines for restoration. 

Public Comment 

None. 

7. Potential revenue options for the November 2010 ballot (Discussion/Action) 

Sonali Bose, CFO/director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that the Board of 
Supervisors talked about various tax measures for the ballot. 

Sue Vaughan asked about a nexus study. Ms. Bose stated that staff is conducting nexus 
studies on updating the transit impact development fee as well as new transportation fees 
and fees related to automobile trip generation. The SFMTA is working with the Planning 
Department, the Transportation Authority, the Mayor's Office and the City Attorney. 

Art Cimento asked if the SFMTA leadership had a plan to get the transit system stabilized 
financially and to restore service. Mr. Cimento stated that the SFMTA continues to run 
deficits. It would be nice to actually fix the problem, even if through a ballot measure. 
Chairman Murphy stated that he would invite Execitive Director/CEO Ford to a CAC meeting. 

Sue Vaughan stated that businesses, such as Trader Joe's and Rainbow Grocery, generate 
traffic challenges, yet no fees are assessed on their parking stalls. She espressed interest in 
the nexus study on charging for parking, in places that generate traffic and impact the flow 
of Muni. Ms. Bose stated that the implementation of a parking stall fee was a revenue 
suggestion; however, the Revenue Panel declined the option because it could have a 

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negative impact on commerce in the city. A business economic development study or an 
impact study would be appropriate options. Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to the 
FAC. 

Motion 100603.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA analyze draft ballot measures 
pertaining to the SFMTA for their impact on the long-term fiscal health of the SFMTA 
and the sustainability of existing services provided by the SFMTA, as well as the 
potential for service expansion envisioned by the Transit Effectiveness Project. The 
SFMTA CAC recommends that such analysis consider the ballot measures in isolation 
and, if passed, in combination with one another. 

Public Comment: 

Jane Bolig stated that CAC recommendations should be memorialized. Dan Weaver stated 
that CAC recommendations should be posted online. Chairman Murphy will look into the 
suggestion. 

On motion regarding ballot measures: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wieser 

Absent - Perez, Riessen and Wheeler 

8. SFMTA Limited Scope Performance Audit (Discussion/Action) 

Brenda Walker, manager, office of the Executive Director/CEO, stated that in February 
2010, the Board of Supervisors authorized the Budget Analyst's Office to conduct a limited 
scope performance audit of the SFMTA to determine if the Board of Directors was efficiently 
and effectively managing SFMTA resources. 

The audit included interviews with the SFMTA Board of Directors, the CAC Chairman, the 
SFMTA Executive Team and various staff members. Budget and finance documents, payroll 
records, transit operator schedules, operating policies and procedures and other documents 

were inspected. 

Chairman Murphy asked about absenteeism. Ms. Walker stated that city employees have a 
right to use their sick leave when they are ill. Art Cimento stated that absenteeism is at 20 
percent, which adds cost. Dan Weaver asked about absenteeism when compared to other 
transit agencies. Ms. Walker stated that the occurrence of absenteeism is high when 
compared to other transit agencies, but it is average when compared to other city 
departments. Dorris Vincent stated that employees are entitled to use the sick leave that 
they have earned. 

Dorris Vincent departed at 7:55 p.m. 

Dan Weaver stated that providing a bi-annual audit to the CAC and the SFMTA would be 
beneficial. 

Jamison Wieser stated that audits could be unproductive and take money away from other 
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Sue Vaughan stated that audits are part of good government and being transparent. She 
stated that the Board of Directors neglected to put measures on the ballot. 

Public Comment: 

None. 
9. Committee Reports: 

None. 

10. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Steve Ferrario asked for information regarding service slated for restoration upon 
approval of labor concessions. 

Chairman Murphy asked how service for restoration complied with CAC 
recommendations regarding service cuts. 

Chairman Murphy asked for information on the auditing requirements in the Charter, 
and what audits have been performed since 1999. 

Joan Downey asked for additional clarification regarding the purpose of push buttons for 
pedestrian signals. 

Mary Burns asked if service complaints involving employees are reviewed by their 
supervisors. 

Sue Vaughan asked for information about transit service to the San Francisco Veteran 
Affairs Medical Center. 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: July 1, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

12.Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

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1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes: 
• June 3, 2010 

5. Report of the Chairman (For discussion only) 

6. Public Comment: 

Members of the public may address the Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the CAC's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Election of the Chairman. 

8. Election of the Vice Chairman. 

9. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Transportation Effectiveness 
Project. 

10. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Fiscal Year 2010 Third 
Quarter Service Standards Report. 

1 1 . Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Capital Investment Plan. 

12. Committee Members' requests for information. (For discussion only) 

13. Schedule upcoming calendar items. (For discussion only) 
Next regular meeting: Thursday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. 

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2. Roll Call: 



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Weaver and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Art Cimento, Cesar Perez, Janel Sterbentz and Ruth 
Wheeler 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes: 

On motion to approve the minutes of June 3, 2010: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Perez, Sterbentz and Wheeler 

5. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy introduced Julie Kirschbaum, manager, Service Planning, Transit Services, 
who stated that Dustin White would act as manager of Service Planning while she is on 
leave. 

6. Public Comment: 

None. 

7. Election of the Chair: 

Dan Weaver nominated Daniel Murphy to serve as the CAC chairman. 

No public comment. 

On motion to elect Daniel Murphy to serve as chairman: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Perez, Sterbentz and Wheeler 

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No public comment. 

On motion to elect Dan Weaver to serve as vice chairman: Adopted 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Vaughan, Vincent, 

Weaver and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Perez, Sterbentz and Wheeler 

Chairman Murphy expressed appreciation to Steve Ferrario for his service as vice chairman. 

9. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Transit Effectiveness 
Project. 

Julie Kirschbaum, manager, Service Planning, Transit Services, reviewed the Transit 
Effectiveness Project (TEP). She stated that a stronger scheduling team was assembled to 
improve reliability. The SFMTA is thin on street inspectors and dispatchers due to budget 
constraints. The Bus Rapid Transit and Transit Priority programs implemented by 
Proposition K have been completed. Vehicle investments and the Line Management Center 
were funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Staff will be working on the 
following items: 

• Evaluating the December 2009 and May 2010 service changes 

• A TEP Environment Review 

• TEP capital projects prioritization and cost estimates 

• Developing a tool kit to improve transit travel time 

Ms. Kirschbaum reviewed the September 2010 service restoration plan. 

No public comment. 

10. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Fiscal Year 2010 Third 
Quarter Service Standards Report. 

Chairman Murphy announced that Item 10 was continued to a future meeting. 

No public comment. 

11. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Capital Investment 
Plan. 

Darton Ito, manager, Capital System Planning, Sustainable Streets Division, provided an 
overview of the Capital Investment Plan, a document of the SFMTA's long-range vision of 
unconstrained needs to replace, rehabilitate, enhance or expand capital assets. Over the 
next five years, the SFMTA anticipates receiving $3.1 billion, of which a large portion is 
dedicated to the Central Subway. The "State of Good Repair" Project, a focus of the Federal 
Transit Administration and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, is an inventory of 
capital assets prioritized for replacement or rehabilitation. Mr. Ito also gave an overview of 
a web-based system called Decision Lens which is being used to prioritize capital projects, 
evaluate alternatives, establish a capital budget and target constraints. 

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12. Committee Member requests for information: (For discussion only) 

• Sue Vaughan requested information regarding the standards to qualify streets for the 
bicycle lane network. 

• Steve Ferrario stated that the NextBus monitor at the westbound transit stop at 16 th and 
Mission streets is out of order. 

• Dan Weaver requested information regarding contamination of soil and groundwater by 
the Green and Geneva facilities. 

• Dorris Vincent requested information on the petition circulated during spring 2010 to 
stop fare increases. 

• Joan Downey made the following requests for information: 
o Painting the bulb-out curb at 9 th Avenue and Irving 

o Installing a NextBus monitor at 7 th Avenue and Irving 

o Implementing a schedule to regularly grease rails 

o She asked for information on transfers. Chairman Murphy assigned the matter to 
the FAC. 

13. Schedule upcoming calendar items: (For discussion only) 

Next regular meeting: August 5, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

ADJOURN: The meeting was adjourned at 7:49 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
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1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. .Approval of Minutes: 
• July 1.2010 

5. Report of the Chair (For discussion only) 

6. Public Comment: 

Members of the public may address the Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the CAC's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding long term plans for SFMTA 
performance and stability. (Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.) 

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding capital needs and shortfall. 

(Bond Yee) 

9. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding capital project implementation. 
(Carter Rohan) 

1 0. Committee Member requests for information. (For discussion only) 

1 1 . Schedule upcoming calendar items. (For discussion only) 
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2. Roll Call: 



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Wheeler 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen and 
Jamison Wieser 

2. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

3. Approval of Minutes: 

On motion to approve the minutes of July 1, 2010: unanimously adopted. 

Ayes - Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver and 

Wheeler 

Absent- Burns, Cimento, Perez, Riessen and Wieser 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy called on Debra Reed, secretary, SFMTA CAC, who announced that she 
plans to retire on October 1. Roberta Boomer, liaison, SFMTA CAC, asked that CAC 
committee chairmen submit October agendas early. 

5. Public Comment: 

Jane Bolig stated that on August 4, there was a rally at the Civic Center for the sale of 
medallions. The Taxi Advisory Council will be holding its inaugural meeting at 2 p.m. on 
August 18, at City Hall in room 034. 

6. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding long term plans for 
SFMTA performance and stability. (Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.) 

Nathaniel Ford, executive director/CEO, SFMTA, provided an overview of the long term 
plans for the SFMTA performance and stability. He stated that the challenge to 
implementing the Transit Effectiveness Project is funding. Maintaining the SFMTA's assets 
in a state of repair is expected to cost $455 million annually over the next 20 years. The 
SFMTA lost $70 to 80 million in annual funding from the state. The political will to 
implement taxes and fees is uncertain. When operate service with exclusive right-of-ways, 
peer transit systems, such as BART and MARTA, achieve 95 percent on-time performances. 
This spring, the SFMTA, operating in mixed traffic, posted a record 74.5 percent on-time 
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an exclusive right-of-way and seeking funds to support capital, maintenance and operating 
needs. 

Mr. Ford stated that the SFMTA received funding for the SFpark program to upgrade parking 
meters. Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was used to 
rehabilitate rubber tire and light rail vehicles, as well as to replace fare gates and worn 
tracks. Mr. Ford reviewed other funded projects, such as the new Line Management Center; 
the California Cable Car Infrastructure Improvements; the Central Control and 
Communication Project; the installation of vending machines in subway; the Clipper Card; 
and the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Staff is seeking money to complete 
funding for the Geary BRT project. Mr. Ford stated that he would return to the CAC to 
discuss getting more money for the Agency. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel commented on the value of open meetings; job creation through capital 
funding; the impact of Supervisor Sean Elsbemd's proposed Charter amendment; and 
creating a list of alternative projects to avoid losing $1 billion in discretionary state funds for 
the Central Subway Project. 

7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding capital needs and 
shortfall. (Bond Yee and Darton Ito) 

Bond Yee, director, Sustainable Streets, introduced Darton Ito, manager, Capital System 
Planning, Sustainable Streets, who provided an overview of the SFMTA's capital assets 
inventory. Mr. Ito stated that the inventory has 3000 items valued at $11 billion and 
includes rolling stock, tracks, overhead network, signals, fare collection equipment and 
facilities for operations and passengers. Staff is reviewing life cycle and cost assumptions, 
and is converting the inventory to capital projects that will be prioritized based the Agency's 
goals and objectives. The $1.9 billion backlog of deferred expenditures includes vehicle 
maintenance, stations, operating facilities, parking garages, overhead network and traction 
power. The SFMTA estimates that over the next 20 years an investment of $455 million a 
year would be needed to address the current backlog while maintaining a state of good 
repair. SFMTA's inventory of assets will be provided to the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission in August. The 20 year financial plan will be submitted to the Federal Transit 
Administration in September. The Capital Investment Plan will be presented to the SFMTA 
Board of Directors in October. 

Public comment: 

Jane Bolig stated that the cost for rail is amazing when compared to diesel. More capital 
assets are created than maintained. 

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding capital project 
implementation. (Carter Rohan) 

Carter Rohan, senior director, Capital Programs and Construction, provided an overview of 
the list of capital project accomplishments during the last fiscal year. He stated that within 
the last two years, funding commitments for capital projects have either shrunk or 
disappeared. In the wake of the last two budget shortfalls, capital projects were also 
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Plan (CIP) was refocused to "State of Good Repair" projects. Most of the programs that lest 
funds during the slump have been deferred. Available non-discretionary funding was moved 
to support critical "State of Good Repair" projects. The implementation of projects in the 
previously adopted CIP is proceeding as amended by the SFMTA Board of Directors. At the 
same time, the Sustainable Streets Division is developing a new methodology for the CIP. 
The revised CIP will be brought before the CAC and the SFMTA Board of Directors later this 
year. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

9. Committee Member requests for information: (For discussion only) 

• Joan Downey made the following requests for information: 

o Information on the policy for operators that dogs be muzzled before boarding 
vehicles. 

o The final destination displayed on the 37 Corbett bus marquee should be changed 
from "Park Ridge Drive" to "Twin Peaks." 

o Information on using the Clipper Card when loaded with a fast pass. Chairman 
Murphy assigned the matter to the FAC. 

• Sue Vaughan asked for information on bike paths at St. Francis Circle during and after 
the track replacement project. 

10. Schedule upcoming calendar items: (For discussion only) 

Next regular meeting: Thursday, September 2, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

ADJOURN: The meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

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2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes: 
• .August 5. 2010 

5. Report o\' the Chair (For discussion only) 

6. Public Comment: 

Members of the public may address the Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the CAC's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the bicycle and pedestrian 
program. (Bridget Smith) 

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the September service 
restoration. (Lulu Feliciano) 

9. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Central Subway Project and 
the Relocation Plan. (John Funghi and Kcrstin Magary) 

10. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding SYpark. (Sonali Bose) 

1 1 . Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation from the Operations and 
Customer Service Committee. . 

Motion 100713.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA actively seek to reduce the 
number of intersections at which pedestrians must press a button in order to 
activate a walk phase, except in locations where such elimination would 
significantly impede the speed of transit vehicles. The SFMTA CAC is not 
recommending a reduction in accessible pedestrian signals, which are valuable to 
vision-impaired pedestrians, and is recommending only a reduction in the types of 
signals where a button press is necessary to activate a walk phase. 



12. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the Finance and 
Administration Committee. 

Motion 100713.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board authorize a nexus stui - 
and economic impact study on charging a stall fee for free, privately owned 
parking lots. 

Motion 100713.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors request that 
the Board of Supervisors amend the Planning Code to require a finding by the 
SFMTA as to the impact on transportation, particularly transit, of any additional 
parking supply being created within the City. 

Motion 100818.01 

Whereas users of Clipper have no way of determining, from looking at their cards. 
the expiration time of their transfer period. 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the system-wide Muni transfer policy be 
amended to state that as long as a rider's transfer hasn't expired by the time they 
board a vehicle, they may continue to ride that vehicle, in the direction it was 
traveling when they boarded, to the end of the line or to any intermediate stop. 

1 3. Committee Members' requests for information. (For discussion only) 

14. Schedule upcoming calendar items. (For discussion only) 
Next regular meeting: Thursday, October 7. at 5:30 p.m. 

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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1 . Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes: 
• September 2, 2010 

5. Report of the Chair (For discussion only) 

6. Public Comment: 

Members of the public may address the Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
within the CAC's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding Clipper Card implementation. 
(John Haley) 

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Capital Investment Plan. 
(Darton Ito and Timothy Papandreou) 

9. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the bicycle and pedestrian 
program. (Bridget Smith and Mike Sallaberry) 

10. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the Operations and 
Customer Service Committee. 

Motion 100713.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA actively seek to reduce the 
number of intersections at which pedestrians must press a button in order to 
activate a walk phase, except in locations where such elimination would 
significantly impede the speed of transit vehicles. The SFMTA CAC is not 
recommending a reduction in accessible pedestrian signals, which are valuable to 
vision-impaired pedestrians, and is recommending only a reduction in the types of 
signals where a button press is necessary to activate a walk phase. 



Motion 100914.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors support 
training of other city agencies or utilities regarding the impact they have on transit 
operations. 

Motion 100914.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends to the SFMTA Board of Directors the following 
changes and additions to the Daily Operations Report: 

• Add the lines affected for the not-outs 

• Add a column to report the percentage of operators absent 

• Change the time for reporting line delays from greater than 20 minutes to 
greater than 1 minutes 

• Add a report line for each transit line that shows the on-time daily 
performance 

In addition, the user should have the ability to drill down to access the raw data 
behind any number on the report. In general, the report should be organized to 
show, where possible, a comparison to the key operations service standards on a 
daily basis, instead of waiting for a quarterly compilation. 

Motion 100914.03 

The SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA Board of Directors to strongly support the 
removal of three parking spaces as recommended by staff to make it possible for 
the 39 Coit to make a safe U-turn at the top of Union Street. 

1 1. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the Finance and 
Administration Committee. 

Motion 100721.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board authorize a nexus study 
and economic impact study on charging a stall fee for free, privately owned 
parking lots. 

12. Committee Members' requests for information. (For discussion only) 

13. Schedule upcoming calendar items. (For discussion only) 
Next regular meeting: Thursday, November 4, at 5:30 p.m. 

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2. Roll Call: 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Daniel 
Murphy, Janel Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Dan Weaver, Ruth Wheeler, and Jamison 
Wieser 

SFMTA CAC members absent at Roll Call: Cesar Perez and Dorris Vincent 

SFMTA CAC members absent: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Steve Ferrario, and Greg Riessen 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

The CAC Secretary made the announcement. 

4. Approval of Minutes: 

On motion to approve the minutes of September 2, 2010: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver, Wheeler, and 

Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Perez, Riesen, and Vincent 

Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy informed the Council that John Haley had been called to a fatality 
involving Muni and a bicyclist, and therefore would not be able to be present item #7. 
Chairman Murphy welcomed the new CAC Secretary. 

No public comment. 

5. Report of the Chair (For discussion only): 

None 

6. Public Comment: 

Logan Holloway commented on the Clipper card system. 

David Pilpel commented on recent incidents in the subway with the ATCS system; and the 
service restoration plan. 

7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding Clipper Card implementation. 
(John Haley) 

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8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Capital Investment Plan. 

(Darton Ito and Timothy Papandreou) 

Chairman Murphy continued item 8. 
No public comment. 

9. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the bicycle and pedestrian 
program. (Damon Curtis, Supervising Engineer, Livable Streets Subdivision, Sustainable 
Streets) 

Damon Curtis briefed the Council on the organizational structure of Sustainable Streets, 
which includes bicycle, pedestrian, traffic-calming and school safety. Items included the 
Twin Peaks pathways; Townsend Street and Embarcadero bike lanes; eastbound traffic at 
10 th and Market Street; a traffic-calming plan on Junipero Serra and Ashton; work-in- 
progress at Fell and Masonic; and the bike lane at Market and Octavia. 

Mr. Curtis mentioned that the SFMTA is seeking legislative approval to enforce the red light 
at Market and Octavia. He also commented that the SFMTA is looking into various designs 
for bike lanes using colorization and mentioned the Market Street Revitalize 2012 Project. 

Public Comment: 

David Smith commented about lighting for the bike crossing at Fell and Masonic. 

Logan Holloway commented about the safety of passengers when exiting the J-Line at 22 nd 
and Church. 

10. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the Operations and 
Customer Service Committee (OCSC). 

Motion 100713.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA actively seek to reduce the number of 
intersections at which pedestrians must press a button in order to activate a walk phase, 
except in locations where such elimination would significantly impede the speed of 
transit vehicles. The SFMTA CAC is not recommending a reduction in accessible 
pedestrian signals, which are valuable to vision-impaired pedestrians, and is 
recommending only a reduction in the types of signals where a button press is 
necessary to activate a walk phase. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100713.01: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver, Wheeler, and 

Wieser 

Absent- Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Perez, Riessen, and Vincent 

Motion 100914.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors support training of 
other city agencies or utilities regarding the impact they have on transit operations. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100914.01: Adopted 

Ayes - Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Weaver, Wheeler, and 

Wieser 

Absent- Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Riessen, and Vincent 

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Motion 100914.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends to the SFMTA Board of Directors the following changes 
and additions to the Daily Operations Report: 

• Add the lines affected for the not-outs 

• Add a column to report the percentage of operators absent 

• Change the time for reporting line delays from greater than 20 minutes to greater 
than 10 minutes 

• Add a report line for each transit line that shows the on-time daily performance 

In addition, the user should have the ability to drill down to access the raw data behind 
any number on the report. In general, the report should be organized to show, where 
possible, a comparison to the key operations service standards on a daily basis, instead 
of waiting for a quarterly compilation. 

On motion to amend Motion 100914.02: The amendment was adopted. 

Ayes - Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, 

Wheeler, and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, and Riessen 

The motion as amended reads as follows: 

Motion 100914.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends to the SFMTA Board of Directors the following changes 
and additions to the Daily Operations Report: 

• Add the lines affected for the not-outs 

• Add a column to report the percentage of operators absent 

• Change the time for reporting line delays from greater than 20 minutes to greater 
than 10 minutes an to include all runs affected by the incident 

• Add a report line for each transit line that shows the on-time daily performance 

In addition, the user should have the ability to drill down to access the raw data behind 
any number on the report. In general, the report should be organized to show, where 
possible, a comparison to the key operations service standards on a daily basis, instead 
of waiting for a quarterly compilation. 

On motion to approve Motion 100914.02 as amended: The motion was adopted. 

Ayes- Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, 

Wheeler, and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, and Riessen 

Motion 100914.03 

The SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA Board of Directors to strongly support the removal 
of three parking spaces as recommended by staff to make it possible for the 39 Coit to 
make a safe U-turn at the top of Union Street. 



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Thursday, October 7, 2010 

On motion to amend Motion 100914.03: The amendment was adopted. 

Ayes - Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, 

Wheeler, and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, and Riessen 

The motion as amended reads as follows: 

Motion 100914.03 

WHEREAS, The City and County of San Francisco has a transit-first policy, the SFMTA 
CAC urges the SFMTA Board of Directors to strongly support the removal of three 
parking spaces as recommended by staff to make it possible for the 39 Coit to make a 
safe U-turn at the top of Union Street. 

On motion to approve Motion 100914.03 as amended: The motion was adopted. 

Ayes - Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, 

Wheeler, and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, and Riessen 

11. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the Finance 
Committee (FAC). 

Motion 100721.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board authorize a nexus study and 
economic impact study on charging a stall fee for free, privately owned parking lots. 

On motion to adopt Motion 100721.02: Adopted 

Ayes- Downey, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Sterbentz, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, 

Wheeler, and Wieser 

Absent - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, and Riessen 

12. Committee Member requests for information: (For discussion only) 

T Daniel Weaver would like to know if there are plans to do bulb-outs on Church, 

particularly at the 22 nd Street stop; and if there will be an enforcement policy to prevent 
vehicles, including bicyclists from passing a stopped LRV. 

•r Joan Downey would like to know the policy for surfboards on Muni. 

T Joan Downey mentioned that when calling Enforcement to report parking violations, the 
dispatcher replies with questions. Ms. Downey would like to know what details the 
dispatcher is supposed to ask for. 

T Joan Downey would like to know if there is an outreach person for the Clipper program 
who could meet with neighborhood associations to familiarize residents with the Clipper 
program. 

•t 1 Daniel Weaver would like to know the policy for diesel bus drivers who take their break 
and leave their diesel bus running. 

£* Jamison Wieser would like to know why the Clipper fare gates don't have the SFMTA 
logo. Mr. Wieser states paper ticket machines are designated "Muni" as opposed to 
SFMTA or Clipper. 



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Thursday, October 7, 2010 

«r Jamison Wieser wants to know if a CAC member's broken Translink card can be 
replaced with a Clipper card. 

13. Schedule upcoming calendar items: (For discussion only) 

Next regular meeting: Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

ADJOURN: The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Yvette Torres 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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(Jim Kelly) 

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Capital Investment Plan. 
(Darton Ito and Timothy Papandreou) 

9. Committee Members' requests for information. (For discussion only) 

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6. Public Comment: 

Members of the public may address the Citizens' Advisory Council on matters that are 
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REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the SFMTA bicycle and 
pedestrian master plan. (Timothy Papandreou) 

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding Phase 2 of the Transbay 
Terminal. (Lulu Feliciano) 

9. Discussion and possible action regarding the Service Restoration Plan elements. 

10. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the Engineering, 
Maintenance and Safety Committee. 

Motion 101104.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that given increasing Muni Metro service 
demands, the J-Church line be equipped with low-floor streetcars so it can operate 
on Market Street. This will free up 20% of the tunnel capacity. This tunnel 
capacity can be utilized for increased service on the N-Judah and other lines as 
required. This idea should be studied as part of the current Better Market Street 
Study. In addition, the J-Church can terminate at a number of alternate locations, 
including Transbay Terminal and Caltrain. 

Motion 101117.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that after the bus operations are relocated from 
the Kirkland Yard, that new facilities be built on that site to accommodate the F 



and E Line Streetcars. This new building should be large enough to store the 
entire historic rail vehicle fleet, as well as providing light maintenance shops and a 
possible public display area. This new structure will result in considerable cost 
reductions in operations and maintenance, as well as increasing the vehicle's life, 
as pull-in and pull-out mileages are significantly reduced. 

1 1 . Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the Operations and 
Customer Service Committee. 

Motion 101109.01 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that specific addresses not be asked of callers 
when an intersection is sufficient to service the call, and that specific addresses of 
city-run parking facilities not be asked of callers when the facility can be identified 
from an intersection alone, as such addresses are frequently not posted or not 
obvious at such facilities. The SFMTA CAC further recommends that, whereas 
PCOs should ticket all illegal parking at a reported location, dispatch of a PCO 
never be made contingent on the caller providing the make, model, color, 
description, or license plate number of the illegally parked vehicle except with 
regard to blocked driveway calls. 

Motion 101109.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, when valet parking services or automotive 
service businesses park cars illegally, that the agency work with the San 
Francisco Police Department to make an effort to identify and fine the valet 
service or automotive service business as opposed to the business's customers. 

Motion 101109.03 

The SFMTA CAC encourages the SFMTA to increase the staffing levels of PCOs 
up to the 2008 staffing level. 

12. Committee Members' requests for information. (For discussion only) 

13. Schedule upcoming calendar items. (For discussion only) 
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